Prayer For The Forgiveness of Sin

Category: City Pastor's Teachings

As a child of God you get to sin at one time or the other. The Bible in the Book of Ecclesiastes 7: 20 say “Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins”. So no man should claim to be a saint. As long as God does not permit deliberate sinning, He is also aware that as human we will sin but what is expected of us when we sin is to quickly repent and ask God for forgiveness.

Jonah sinned against God by not obeying His command to go to Nineveh to preach to the people. After realizing his sin of disobedience to the Almighty God, Jonah repented and prayed this prayer:

“I cried out to the Lord in my great trouble, and He answered me. I called to You from the land of the dead (when I was sick and distressed), and Lord, You heard me! You threw me into the ocean (problems) depths and I sank down to the heart of the sea. The mighty waters engulfed me. I was buried beneath Your wild and stormy waves (trails, tribulations).

READ: What is Sin?

“Then I said, ‘O Lord, You have driven me from Your presence. Yet I will look once more toward Your holy Temple’. I sank beneath the waves, and the waters closed over me. Seaweed wrapped itself around my head. I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But You, O Lord my God, snatched me from the jaws of death!”

“As my life was slipping away, I remembered the Lord. And my earnest prayer went out to You in Your holy Temple. Those who worship false gods turn their backs on all God’s mercies. But I will offer sacrifices to You with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the Lord alone”

According to the Word of God, after this prayer God ordered the fish which had swallowed Jonah to spit him out onto the beach. He was in the belly of the fish when he prayed this prayer to God and God forgave him. 

READ: What is True Repentance?

So what is that situation you are facing today, is it unemployment, barrenness, stagnation because of your past sins, pray this prayer in Jonah 2 to God today and He will forgive you and restore you back in Jesus name, amen.

Note: All quotes are from the New Living Translation of the Holy Bible except otherwise stated.

More reference on forgiveness of sin: 1 John 1:9

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Thank you.

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