Repentance for Self

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Psalm 33:22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,even as we hope in you.

Father God, You said that in the Last Days, You will once again shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry lands, as well as the nations of the earth. Now is the time!  We see nations at war, and countless facing hardships and sorrows beyond measure.  The Day of the Lord is near.  Awaken us to pray and to make ready!  Give me a broken spirit and a contrite heart, so I can have the grace to utterly repent and seek You with clean hands and a pure heart— that my prayers may be considered before You!

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Lord, forgive me of my evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander (Matt. 15:19), coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness (Mark 7:22), anger, judgment, control, manipulation, selfishness, contention, injustice, the lust of the world, the temptation of money (Matt. 13:22), taking the Holy Communion in an unworthy manner, not examining self, (1 Corinthians 11) lust for evil, adultery, test the Lord, rebellion, and complaint (1 Corinthians 10), self-exaltation, disobedience, lust in the heart, and filth of the mind.

Lord, have mercy on me!  Cleanse me by Your blood— Do not count my sins against me!  Give me a chance to repent and turn to You.  Set me on fire and restore my passion for You!  Add to me more faith, more unhindered love and trust, knowing all that is from You is Good.  In Jesus’ Name, amen!

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Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

Exodus 15:11Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?Who is like you, majestic in holiness,awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?

Your Word says that before the Lord Jesus comes, the world will become darker and darker—as it is now.  Father, help me to be perfect before You.  Keep me away from the entanglements of sins and ignite Your light within me.   Remove the darkness inside me as I open my heart to You.   Shine Your truth upon me so I can confess my sins and repent wholeheartedly.   Lord, cleanse me of all unrighteousness so that my prayers are counted before You.

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Lord, forgive me for all unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness, gossiping,slanderous, being a hater of God, insolence, haughtiness, boastfulness, being an inventor of evil, disobedient to parents, foolishness, faithlessness, heartlessness, and ruthlessness.(Romans 1:29-31) being a lover of self, lover of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, ungrateful, unholy, unappeasable, without self-control, brutal, not loving goodness, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.(2 Timothy 3:1-5).  Restore me with humility and softness to honor God and brothers and sisters in submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ (Eph 5:21) .  Help me to not quarrel or cry aloud, nor having contentiousness and discord (Matt. 12:19). Keep my eyes and heart and mind fixed on Jesus Christ!

Lord, thank You for paying the price for my Sin on the cross.   Thank You that I could approach Your throne full of confidence, to receive mercy and grace.  I praise You, lifting up Your Holy Name full of joy!  All glory be unto You!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

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Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

Leviticus 20:26 You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.

Abba Father, You perceive my thoughts from afar— nothing is hidden from You in all creation!  I confess I am a sinner; I cannot save myself.  I was born in iniquity, even while in my mother’s womb.  You know I have a willing heart, yet I am often overcome by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of this life; it is a struggle to be free of the snares of sin.

Abba Father, I have sinned against You greatly!  I despise my condition, yet I cannot deliver myself.  Have mercy on me— a wretch!  You have said, ‘For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.’  You’ve also said, ‘You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.’  Yes Lord!  Make me holy!  Let me be Yours wholly!  Cleanse me by the precious blood of Jesus— set me free from all iniquities and unrighteousness.  I surrender to You right now; fill me with Your Holy Spirit!  Take off my old man and make me new!  Set me on fire— burn away all that does not belong to You; cause me to be a vessel holy unto You!  I want to be Your delight, created for Your good works!  Praise You Lord!  In Jesus’ Name, amen!

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Luke 12:15 and he said to them, Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.

Matthew 19:29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold[a] and will inherit eternal life. 

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Your great love for us!  You did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but You humbled Yourself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross— so that we would have the full salvation: delivered from death and ushered into glory!  You have asked us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love others as ourselves.  Lord, I am willing but I am weak.  I have often withdrawn from what I know I ought to do.  I am like a branch that is not always connected to the vine, so that I’m not able to bear much fruit to glorify Your name.

Lord, forgive me for loving the world and the things of the world.  Although I honor You with my mouth, my heart is far away from You.  I lack understanding of Your heart.  I am often weighed down by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and have mis-managed my priorities.  I struggle with the inability to take hold of Your truth, and have suffered stagnant spiritual life and deception by the enemy as a result.

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Lord, forgive me for the many falsehood I have entertained in my life.  Forgive me for participating in viciousness, lies, evil thoughts, and all kinds of filth and corruption in the heart, including self-centeredness, laziness, greed, blame-shifting, contentiousness, aggressiveness, viciousness, ridiculing others, being unjust, ignorant, unthankful; harboring sinister, envious and hateful thoughts; gloating, gossiping, spreading disputes, boasting, pride, neglecting God, being demanding and demeaning to others; rebelling against parents, being ruthless, indulging selves, and encouraging others to do the same.  Rebellionagainst authority, breaking trust, failure to abide by Your teachings and breaking Your covenants; setting others up as idols as well as worshiping the created instead of the Creator; following after the vices of non-believers, only to satisfy my own desires and fulfilling my own aspirations.

Lord, heal me of my rebellious and sinful ways.  Give me a humble and righteous spirit.  Renew my mind to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Isaiah 5:20Woe to those who call evil goodand good evil,who put darkness for lightand light for darkness,who put bitter for sweetand sweet for bitter!

 Abba Father, signs in the heavens and signs on earth are all pointing to the fact that we have already entered into the end times.  We have seen nation rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and famines and earthquakes in various places.  Even as darkness covers the land, help us to rise and pray as the enemy prowls around seeking to devour.

We dwell among a generation that “calls evil as good, darkness as light, and bitterness as sweet“; there is no understanding of what is righteous or just.  Lord, we need You as we live among such a perverse and rebellious generation. Encounter us!  Give us a broken spirit and a contrite heart, so we can fully recognize our need to repent of our sins, transgressions, and iniquities, whether known or unknown.  Help us to repent on behalf of ourselves, our family, our community and nation, and those who are in authority over us.  Give us the urgency to cry out to you without ceasing, until Your grace, loving-kindness, and compassion is established in our midst so that we dwell in hope even until the end.

Lord, forgive me for failing to prioritize my time to draw near to You.  I have focused on my own personal pleasures, my own plans, and have despised Your blessings and Your priorities.  I have gone my own way and sinned against You.  Forgive me O Lord!  Give me wisdom and strength to order my days before You in this new season!  Renew my spirit and increase my faith to experience Your grace of physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness, so me and my household can rise up and love You, serve You, and glorify You in unity!  In Jesus’ Name, amen!