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How can we use prayers for repentance in scripture as guidelines to help us confess and repent of our sin?

What are some of the prayers? How can we apply them to our own lives?

Psalms 51:1 - 19

NKJV - 1 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.

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Data Lena Wms Student @Christ Gospel Church, S.S.Teacher, Observer
I believe that the LORD Jesus Christ died to save me from myself. I believe that if I am humble and fall at His Cross asking for forgiveness, He is faithful, and Just to forgive me. This is what Scripture reveals!

However, I do believe that I need to know for what I am asking forgiveness. 

Going back to the Hebrew Language:

What does iniquity mean? Perversity, To crook the Truth

What does transgression mean? To turn, stride from the Light

What does sin mean? Guilty trespasses, to destroy, to offend 

Jesus Christ bore all these for us according to Isaiah 53:

Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our TRANSGRESSIONS, he was bruised for our INIQUITIES: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 
Isa 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 
Isa 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 
Isa 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 
Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for SIN, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 

Therefore with this knowledge;
When I have committed an offence whether it be I have crooked the Truth 
{ I just don't know if I can make it through this trial, this is really a big one!.. What an insult to Almighty God! Phil 4:13 I can do ALL THINGS!} I need to confess this and repent! Asking for the Blood of Jesus to cover this! 

Or, I have turned from the Light: 
{ I know I should pray every day, the Bible says to pray without ceasing, but I just don't feel like praying today, God will understand, He knows my heart. He knows I will pray tomorrow twice as hard!} I have just turned from the Light that I know, I need to confess, repent and ask for forgiveness! The Blood of Jesus Christ will cover this if I but ask for it~

Or, I have trespassed or destroyed, guilty. 
{ This is a sin, deliberate or unintentional, say I hurt my Sister's feelings, it was unintentional, but it destroyed the unity. } I must confess, repent to God and **make an attempt to ask forgiveness with my Sister. 
I only have to ask for Jesus Precious Blood to cover me and He will cover this sin! Bless His Name!

**You can not make another human forgive you. All you are required to do is ask. If they forgive you, Wonderful, if not, you have sincerely done your part.. pray for them. Forgive them!

Jesus shed Blood from many different places on His body. His back was beaten with a cruel whip, His right hand, His left hand, His right foot, His left foot,...on and on He is a Bloody Savior! Every drop of Blood was shed for the remission of our iniquities, transgressions, and sins. We will never be able to Thank Him enough!

Be Blessed! 
Lena

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Mini Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
In the record of Daniel praying, four Hebrew words are used for ‘pray’, meaning—

1 ‘Bend, bow down’—He prayed and gave thanks Daniel 6:10; Eph. 3:14
2 ‘make petition’—praying and making supplication Daniel 6:11
3 ‘judge self’—praying and confessing Daniel 9:20
4 ‘offer praise’—speaking in prayer Daniel 9:20

The Character of Daniel’s Prayer Daniel 9
His Assurance Daniel 9:2
His Approach Daniel 9:3
His Appeal Daniel 9:16
the Answer he received Daniel 9:22

Daniel acknowledges this openly: 
"We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land." (Daniel 9:5-6)

Daniel uses all these synonyms for sin to make clear that he isn't trying to get mercy based on some loophole provided for under a "special definition," as we sometimes excuse ourselves. He flat out declares "We have sinned!" Nor does he hide behind the "We-didn't-know-it-was-wrong" defense. He acknowledges that "We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name..." Daniel 9:6 a). God isn't at fault. He sent prophets to warn them but they didn't listen. Instead, they killed the messengers of God's merciful warning.

An honest confession of our sins must be open, complete, and brutally honest, without prevarication, extenuating circumstances, or excuse. Anything less is unacceptable.

As a parent, have you ever confronted your child with a misdeed and waited for him or her to own up to it? Sometimes you'll hear a full admission, but often you hear lies and excuses. Not until the child is truly sorry will he or she fully confess with repentance and grief. But anything less is unacceptable to a parent intent on shaping the child's conscience and character. Why should we expect God to be less discerning than we?

Daniel Confesses the Sin as His Own (Daniel 9:5)

One of the strongest lessons to me is the way Daniel places himself squarely in the middle of his nation's sin. He doesn't say, "They sinned..." or "Seventy years ago some wicked people sinned...." Instead, he says, "We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled" (Daniel 9:5).

If we are to intercede as Daniel did (as a member of the sinning nation), we must in a sense take that sin upon ourselves. Daniel was a very righteous man who lived without compromise all his life. I am sure he committed personal sins, but by any account, he would be classified as a righteous man. He is placed by God alongside Noah and Job (Ezekiel 14:14-20). Yet he prays, "We have sinned...."

True repentance leads a person to say, "I have sinned" and prove it with a 180-degree change of their direction.

Repentance requires true brokenness.
Repentance is NOT asking the Lord for forgiveness with the intent to sin again.
Repentance is an honest, regretful acknowledgment of sin with a commitment to change.
Repentance leads us to cultivate godliness while eradicating habits that lead to sin.

In Daniel 9 the Scripture indicates that he takes two actions: "I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed..." (Daniel 9:4).
"Prayed" is pālal, "to pray," the most common verb for praying, of which we saw the noun form in the previous verse.

"Confessed" (NIV) or "made confession" (NRSV, cf. KJV) is yādā, which in various contexts can mean, "confess, praise, give thanks, thank." The primary meaning of this root is "to acknowledge or confess sin, God's character and works, or man's character." It is used in David's personal confession of sin (Psalm 32:5), the confession of all the nation's sins made on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:21), and other great confessions of Israel's sins (Ezra 10:1; Nehemiah 1:6).

Confession is good for the soul!

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