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Repentance Prayers and Quotes

 Repentance Prayers and QuotesWhat is repentance?

Or what does it mean to be repentant?

Repentant in Webster’s 1828 dictionary means:  1. Sorrowful for past conduct or words. 2. Sorrowful for sin. 3. Expressing or showing sorrow for sin; as repentant tears;

In other words, it is not merely feeling sorry for getting caught, or going to jail or for a certain consequence that occurred from your sin, but instead you are sorry for sinning, sorry for the sin itself, even sorry for offending a holy God.

The Bible talks about a repentance that is real and one that is not real.

 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  2 Cor. 7:9-10 KJV

Clearly there are two types of repentance. One is godly and one is not.

repentance prayers and quotesWhen a man is not deeply convicted of sin, it is a pretty sure sign that he has not truly repented. Experience has taught me that men who have very slight conviction of sin sooner or later lapse back into their old life.  Dwight L Moody

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Repentance prayers and quotesImpenitent, unhumbled hearts are.. not reclaimed by God’s rebukes because they think themselves wronged by them. Evidence of our hardness is that we are more concerned about our sufferings than our sins. Matthew Henry

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The individual who truly repents, not only sees sin to be detestable and vile and worthy of abhorrence, but he really abhors it, and hates it in his heart. A person may see sin to be hurtful and abominable, while yet his heart loves it, and desires it, and clings to it. But when he truly repents, he most heartily abhors and renounces it.  Charles Finney

Repentance Prayers

Pray these scriptures… Ask God to search your heart.

Psa 139:23-24 KJV 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Ask God for godly repentance and for a contrite [broken-hearted for sin] heart.

Psa 34:18 KJV 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psa 51:17 KJV 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Ask God for mercy.

 Psa 41:4 KJV 4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

 Psa 109:26 KJV 26 Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:

 Psa 119:58 KJV 58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

 Psa 51:1 KJV 1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Ask God for cleansing and washing.

Psa 51:2, 10 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. … 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

 Psa 19:12-13 KJV  … cleanse thou me from secret faults. 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me…

Ask God to keep watch over your mouth and heart.

Psa 19:14 KJV Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.


 Other Quotes on Repentance

Repentance Quotes and PrayersTrue repentance will entirely change you; the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His Law, and in His people.   George Whitefield

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Repentance Prayers and Quotes
It’s bad when you fail morally. It’s worse when you don’t repent.  Luis Palau

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repentance prayers and quotesWe can be assured that each step deeper into the Lord’s Presence will reveal areas in our hearts which need to be cleansed. Do not be afraid. When the Spirit shows you areas of sin, it is not to condemn you, but to cleanse you.  Francis Frangipane

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For further study on repentance check out this book by Richard Own Roberts: Repentance: The First Word of the Gospel

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