“Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.” ( James 3:2)
“What an idiot,” I whisper in condescension to myself. “Such a loser.”
Guard your heart against discouragement
Guard your heart against discouragement.
Dwelling on negative thoughts can lead to discouragement, which is a serious problem for Christians. How do we guard our hearts against this sin?
- Be careful about the things you allow yourself to think about
- Guard your heart from the things of this world
- Remember that God has forgiven you
Guard your heart against fear
Fear is a negative emotion that can cause you to do things you normally wouldn’t do. For example, if you’re afraid of heights and are forced to be on top of a glacier, it’ll make your heart race and will make you feel uneasy. Fear can also cause you to have a bad attitude towards others. When someone says something mean or insults us, we may get mad at them because they’re making us feel uncomfortable with their words or actions.
Fear can also cause us to be afraid of things that aren’t real! In the Bible chapter 2 Timothy 1:7 God tells Paul not to be ashamed of his testimony about Christ because there was nothing false about it (New International Version). Instead, Paul should continue sharing wh
Prayer For Forgiveness of Sins Bible Verse
I am not very kind to myself. Oh, I’m patient, compassionate and encouraging to others. I have all the tolerance in the world for others, but I’m brutal to myself.
From whom did I learn this insidious habit? None other than Satan, the father of lies. He loves to remind me of all the times I have failed. He loves to pile guilt and shame as high as the sky. But he is the father of lies and the names he calls me (and insists I call myself) are false.
So why do I listen when I have a Father who tenderly whispers the opposite?
Nowhere in the Bible do I read of God’s disappointment, impatience or hatred toward me. Instead, I read His sheer delight. It’s time I listened to the One who speaks truth over my soul.
The names you call yourself matter.
What sayest the tongue, so goest everything else. Your words matter. Words build or tear down, create or destroy. We all make mistakes, but if we control our words, we control everything else. You better believe they matter.
God calls us a different name.
By grace He calls us chosen ( 1 Peter 2:9). He calls us loved ( Ephesians 1:4). He calls us delight ( Isaiah 62:4). The apple of His eye ( Psalm 17:8). He loves us so He carved our names on the palm of His hand ( Isaiah 49:16).
Of all the people I have had to forgive, I have been the most difficult. Unforgiveness toward myself is a cancer that will eat away at my heart. I have to forgive myself in order to move forward.
The self-abuse has to stop. My voice should not curse one who has been made in the image of God.
Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name.
Prayer for Forgiveness And Letting Go
God of All Comfort, we are created to be like You in spiritual personality and moral likeness. I confess that I have done wrong. Thank You for forgiving me for rebelling against You. Give me the ability to cast all my anxiety on You, because You care for me and are so much stronger than me. God of Mercy and Forgiveness, help me to forgive myself and turn over a new chapter of my life. God, mold me in Your image and make me a vessel for Your good work. Build me a new life. I want to walk next to You all the days of my life. I want less of me and more of You. I want to be undone by who You are. So, Lord, I turn myself over to You. Have Your way in me now. Amen.
Prayer to Know I Am Worthy
Abba, Father, I am unworthy in Your presence. I have done wrong and caused so much pain. How can You forgive someone like me? I have made mistakes that I am ashamed of. These mistakes are not who I am, Father. They are not who I want to be. You say that anyone sins against me then I should forgive them ’70 times 7’. Father, help me extend this principle of forgiveness to myself. Let me feel Your holy presence in my life. Hold my hand and lead me into a new life. Amen.
Catholic Short Prayer For Forgiveness
Prayer of Confession
Dear Lord of Mercy, I confess my sins to You. I repent of my sins and my mistakes. I plead for Your forgiveness for the harm I have caused. Help me to clearly see who I am, and then to forgive myself for the mistakes and sins of my past. It is You who is faithful and just. You have already forgiven me. You have cleansed me from all unrighteousness. I pray that as You are able to forgive me, that I can forgive myself and those who have sinned against me. Amen.
Prayer for Chain Breaking
O God of Loving Devotion, I feel oppressed by my past and my sins. The devil wants me to remain in my guilt and shame instead of embracing Your love. I feel the weight of the harm I have caused, and I am ashamed. You say that nothing can separate me from Your love. Fill my mind with Your light and chase out the darkness. Free me from the guilt and pain of my past. Deliver me from this long night in my life. Thank You, dear God. Amen.
Prayer for a Clean Heart
Jehovah Rapha, my Healer, You encourage us to never stop forgiving, which has allowed me to forgive myself for my sins. Please do not allow me to let down my guard and slip back into sin. Keep it ever-present on my mind that I will be judged. I cannot rest on my mistakes, thinking I can repent in the end and everything will be forgiven. I must be diligent and strive every day to walk in Your image. Help me build a clean heart and renew a righteous spirit within me. My Healer, keep me in Your presence. Fill my heart with Your love, and my soul with Your Holy Spirit. Guide me all the days of my life. Amen.
Prayer for Forgiving Others
Jesus, my Savior, I confess my wrongdoings to You, and am thankful for Your forgiveness. Help me to forgive myself, and also those who also hurt me. You say that if I do not forgive, I am interfering with my relationship with You. So, Lord please help me to love myself again. Erase the ill will and grudges I have against others from my heart so I can wholeheartedly give myself to You. I declare that from this day forward, my heart will be filled with grace towards those who have harmed me, and I will begin a new life. Amen.
Prayer of Gratitude for God’s Forgiveness
O God of my Salvation, You say that as far as the east is from the west, You have removed my transgressions from me. Thank You, Precious God, for forgiving me for the harm and hurt I have caused. I know You have separated me from my sins because of Your merciful heart. Dear God, I need help with forgiving myself so that I can draw close to You again. Let Your divine peace rule in my heart instead of the shame I carry from my sins. Let the burden of guilt be released through forgiveness. Thank You, dear God, for a new freedom in You. Amen.