8 Bible Verses That Can Be Used In Your Prayer For Forgiveness

Incorporating scripture into prayer is a long-held tradition for expressing your heart to the Father.  We often find that words are hard to express, especially when we are faced with difficult situations requiring forgiveness.

Below are some helpful scriptures to incorporate into your daily prayer life to help you walk in a path of forgiveness.

  1. Psalm 103:10-14 (NLT)    “He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.” 

  2. Ephesians 4:32 (NLT) “Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

  3. Mark 11:25 (NLT)  “But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”

  4. Colossians 3:12-13 (NLT) ”Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.”

  5. Micah 7:18-20 (NLT) “Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of his special people? You will not stay angry with your people forever, because you delight in showing unfailing love. Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! You will show us your faithfulness and unfailing love as you promised to our ancestors Abraham and Jacob long ago.”

  6. Luke 6:37 (NLT) “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.”

  7. Luke 23:34 (NLT) ”Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”

  8. Matthew 18:21-22 (NLT)”Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!”

FaithJude Alhusseini