Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
Earnestly Pray for the Forgiveness of your Sins
We must earnestly pray for the pardon and forgiveness of all our sins.
Lord, we come to you, as the poor tax collector that stood far off and would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast; and we pray his prayer, “God, be merciful to us sinners.” Luke 18:13(ESV) The God of infinite mercy be merciful to us!
O wash us thoroughly from our iniquity, and cleanse us from our sin; for we know our transgressions, and our sin is ever before us. Psalm 51:2-3(ESV) O purge us with hyssop, and we shall be clean; wash us, and we shall be whiter than snow; Psalm 51:7(ESV) hide your face from our sins, and blot out all our iniquities. Psalm 51:9(ESV)
O let not our iniquity be our ruin; Ezekiel 18:30(ESV) but let the Lord take away our sin, that we may not die, 2 Samuel 12:13(ESV) not die eternally; that we may not be hurt by the second death. Revelation 2:11(ESV)
Blot out our transgressions like a cloud and our sins like mist; for we return to you, because you have redeemed us. Isaiah 44:22(ESV)
Enter not into judgment with your servants, O Lord, for no one living is righteous before you. Psalm 143:2(ESV)
Take away all iniquity, accept what is good, heal our apostasy, and love us freely; let your anger be turned away from us, for in you the orphan finds mercy. Hosea 14:2-4(ESV)
Though our sins have been like scarlet, let them be as white as snow; and though they have been red like crimson, let them be like wool; that being willing and obedient, we may eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1:18-19(ESV)