Praying through the Lord’s Prayer: Forgive us our debts. A prayer of confession and repentance. Pray to confess your sins and ask for God’s forgiveness. Pray to repent, turning from those sins and walking closer to God’s path.
Forgive Us Our Debts: Prayer of Confession
Most merciful and loving Father, my Lord in heaven, forgive me for my sins. I am human and sinful and I don’t always walk in your way. Lord, forgive me for my actions and for the resulting consequences of my sin. Grant me your grace and mercy help me to make a fresh start as I confess these sins. Show me where I’ve fallen short, both in things I’ve done and things I’ve left undone, and then help me to make a change to do better. Show me your way and help me to walk in it. O Lord, forgive me my sins. Amen.
Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
1 John 1:8-10 (NIV)
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
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