A Prayer for Forgiveness – October 18, 2014
By: Elaine Tenzca, Lake Orion, MI
Father, Son & Holy Spirit, I come to your throne of grace with several special requests. God, you know that though thousands of people have prayer requests, I cannot mention everyone right now. You know the hearts, cries, needs, and what is best. I pray for intervention, provision, guidance, and blessings wherever needed.
I lift up every person who is praying this prayer, that you will be touch them in great and mighty ways; that each will be blessed beyond comprehension; that you will be glorified and exalted; that eyes will be opened and hearts broken over sin; that spirits will be encourage by your mercy; and lives changed by your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord for the great light that you send throughout the world to let us know that you forgive, that no sin is too great for you to forgive. Grant that men may cry out, “Have mercy on me, O God!” Give them the spirit of prayer in their hearts to call out, “Father, forgive our sins” (Matthews 6:12 KJV)! Send your Holy Spirit of truth and humility to them for their sins. Wherever a soul is sighing, wherever someone is calling to you, hear them.
May this prayer come before your throne for we have so much on our hearts that we can’t rightly express it all. Clear away all the obstacles so that your judgment can be merciful toward those whom you will forgive. Be with us, O Lord. May this be a church community of Jesus Christ washed in his blood with strength to face every bitter outburst of this world, and still forgive. May our prayers remain, “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.” In Jesus name, Amen.