Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Earnestly Pray for the Forgiveness of your Sins

Petition 3.1 | NIV

I must earnestly pray for the pardon and forgiveness of all my sins.

Lord, I come to you, as the poor tax collector who stood at a distance and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast; and I pray his prayer, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ Luke 18:13(NIV) The God of infinite mercy be merciful to me.

O wash away all my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin; for I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Psalm 51:2-3(NIV) O cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow; Psalm 51:7(NIV) hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Psalm 51:9(NIV)

Forgive my wickedness and remember my sins no more. Hebrews 8:12(NIV) O cancel all my great debt. Matthew 18:32(NIV)

Let me be justified freely by your grace, through the redemption that came by Jesus, Romans 3:24(NIV) from everything which I could not be justified from by the law of Moses. Acts 13:39(NIV)

O let not my sin be my downfall; Ezekiel 18:30(NIV) but let the LORD take away my sin, that I may not die, 2 Samuel 12:13(NIV) not die eternally; that I may not be hurt by the second death. Revelation 2:11(NIV)

Sweep away my offenses like a cloud, my sins like the morning mist; I return to you, for you have redeemed me. Isaiah 44:22(NIV)

Do not bring your servant into judgment, O Lord, for no one living is righteous before you. Psalm 143:2(NIV)

Forgive all my sins and receive me graciously; heal my waywardness and love me freely; let your anger be turned away from me, for in you the fatherless find compassion. Hosea 14:2-4(NIV)

Though my sins have been like scarlet, let them be as white as snow; and though they have been red as crimson, let them be like wool; that being willing and obedient, I may eat the best from the land. Isaiah 1:18-19(NIV)

I will say to God, “Do not condemn me, Job 10:2(NIV) but spare me from going down to the pit, for you have found the ransom for me.”

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