7 Days of Prayer
Day 5 is a prayer for Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Day 5: Forgiveness and Reconciliation
1 John 1:9 (ESV) - "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Approach God with a repentant heart, knowing that He is faithful and just to forgive. Confess your sins, seek forgiveness, and embrace the peace and freedom that come through reconciliation with Him.
Here are a few prompts to help guide your prayer:
Examine Your Heart: Take a moment for self-reflection. Identify areas in your life where you may need to confess sins or seek forgiveness. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any hidden or overlooked sins.
Specific Confession: Confess specific sins to God. Be open and honest, laying your shortcomings before Him. Trust in His faithfulness and justice to forgive and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
Gratitude for Forgiveness: Reflect on instances where God has forgiven you in the past. Express gratitude for His mercy and grace. Pray for a deeper understanding of the freedom that comes through His forgiveness.
Pray for Others: Extend your prayers beyond personal confession. Lift up others in your community who may be struggling with guilt or sin. Ask God to bring healing and restoration to their lives.
Commit to Forgiveness: Pray for the strength to forgive others as God has forgiven you. Release any lingering resentment or bitterness, choosing to extend the same grace and mercy that you have received.
If you'd like, you can pray the prayer below out loud, or pray something in your own words on your own.
Prayer: Gracious God, I confess my sins and seek Your forgiveness. Thank you for Your faithfulness and justice in making me new. Help me to extend forgiveness to others as You have forgiven me. In Jesus' name, amen.