Day 2 – Father, I’m Sorry. Please Forgive Me!
It’s not easy is it?
I hate admitting where I’ve fallen short. I try hard to honor and obey God’s will … to love Him with my whole heart, mind, soul, and strength and love others as I love myself. But the truth is I don’t even come close.
So, would you join me today in a bold prayer of repentance…
Father, I’m Sorry – Please Forgive Me
Father, here I am again reciting the ways I’ve fallen short of Your will for me.
Too often, I say and do things You’ve forbidden and I fail to do what You command.
I don’t love the way you want me to.
And that doesn’t include my unkind thoughts and selfish attitudes.
I sometimes wonder if that might be one of the reasons I fail to come before You with child-like boldness …
But Your Word says,
If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place. 2 Chronicles 7:14–15
So, I’m here humbled before You, Lord, to tell You how very sorry I am and asking You to – PLEASE FORGIVE ME!
By the power of Your Spirit, help me do better.
Help me love like Jesus!
And one more confession, Father…
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 1 John 2:15
Oh, Father, it’s hard not to love the things of this world. They are so right in my face.
I ask Your forgiveness for this too! PLEASE FORGIVE ME!
Give me discernment to know the truth … Your truth!
Fill me with Your love because it is only through Your love that I am able to love You and others as Your Word commands.
Thank you for hearing my prayer, Father! And thank you for the gift of Your promised forgiveness.
In Jesus precious and holy name, I pray. Amen!
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I find myself praying this prayer all too often, Deb. Luckily, God is forgiving. I believe that often, He forgives us faster than we forgive ourselves.
Me too, Laurie! What would I ever do without His faithfulness to forgive me through Jesus! His grace forever overwhelms me! Blessings and hugs!
I too find myself praying this prayer. I fall so short most of the time. I thank you for your time that you use to share your prayers
I think we all do, Anita! How blessed we are to live under God’s amazing and abundant grace! God bless you!!
I asked for a prauer request a few days ago & thank you God for answering already! Thank you to all who prayed for me too. Not out of the woods yet but my heart has been set free from the spell I was under for 4 mths. Thank you Deb for habing this blog I have been lead to.
Thank you so much for letting us know! I am praising God with you! God bless you, Paula!
Oh, yes, Deb, we so need God’s forgiveness, for the things we have both done and left undone. Grateful for that always!
Yes, I hear you & join you in prayer with this Deb…
Deb, thanks so much for the shout out! God bless!
You’re welcome, Laura! It’s a beautiful post. Thank you for allowing yourself to be vulnerable and speaking to so many of our hearts! God bless you!
Our Father Please Forgive us sinners. We know not what we do .. (most of the time).
Not our will, But Yours Oh Lord, Be Done !!
Please help us to know Your Will
Please guide us, and help us to have strength, to DO Your Will.
ThankYou in anticipation of Your favourable response!
And ThankYou Deb for leading me …. (back?again) .. to Jesus
God Bless You, and All Life, Amen. Jack
God bless you, Jack! Praising God with you for the gift of Jesus!
I woke up asking God to forgive me. Thank you for your post it assured me yes, God is speaking to me.