Praying for Feelings of Guilt

Praying for Feelings of Guilt

Thank you Lord that there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1) For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. (Psalm 51:3–4)

You know that I delight in Your laws, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. (Romans 7:22–23) I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. (Romans 7:18–19) But You have done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending Your own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, You condemned sin in my flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in me, as I walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:3–4) Christ is in me, although my body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of You who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in me, You, who raised Christ Jesus from the dead, will also give life to my mortal body through Your Spirit who dwells in me. (Romans 8:10–11) I did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but I have received the Spirit of adoption as a child, by whom I cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with my spirit that I am a child of Yours, and if a child, then an heir—an heir of God and fellow heir with Christ, provided I suffer with him in order that I may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:15–17)

Whenever my heart condemns me, help me to know that You are greater than my heart, and You know everything.  (1 John 3:20) Please allow me to accept that the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to You, can purify my conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:14)

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:7–10) For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psalm 51:16–17) You are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Nehemiah 9:17)

You say that if we forgive others their trespasses, You will also forgive us. (Matthew 6:14) So forgive me my debts, as I also have forgiven my debtors. (Matthew 6:12)  Thank you for the blood of the covenant, which was poured out for the forgiveness my sins. (Matthew 26:28). Thank you that everyone who believes in the Son receives forgiveness of sins through his name. (Acts 10:43)  He saved me, not because of works done by me in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:5)

Father, today I will confess my sins, because you are faithful and just to forgive me my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)  I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.”” (Psalm 31:14)