10 Prayers of Repentance

10 Prayers of Repentance

by Spence Shelton

In wrapping up our series this past weekend, Pastor Spence led us through a way to pray through the 10 Commandments. We’ve placed that prayer guide below for you to use in your devotional time.

10 Prayers of Repentance

1. Do not have other gods besides me. (Exodus 20:3)

God, I confess that I have worshipped gifts instead of the Giver and turned good things into gods. I repent of my idolatrous heart and choose to worship you alone.

2. Do not make an idol for yourself… (Exodus 20:4)

God, I confess that I have worshipped a false version of you, one formed after my sinful desires and not your infallible truth. I repent of my pride and choose to worship Jesus, the image of the invisible God.

3. Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God… (Exodus 20:7)

God, I confess that I have been casual with your name and misrepresented it. I repent of my irreverent heart and choose to honor and glorify your name.

4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy… (Exodus 20:8)

God, I confess that I have rejected your gift of rest. I repent of my weary self-reliant heart and choose to receive the soul-rest you offer me in Christ.

5. Honor your father and mother… (Exodus (20:12)

God, I confess that I have dishonored my parents and other authorities you have placed in my life. I repent of my rebellious heart and choose to honor my parents and godly authorities in fear of you.

6. Do not murder. (Exodus 20:13)

God, I confess that I have torn down people who are made in your image. I repent of my angry heart and choose to seek the good of my brothers and sisters for the glory of your name.

7. Do not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14)

God, I confess that I have chosen my desires over your design for sex. I repent of my lustful heart and choose the greater pleasure of obeying you and following your design for sex.

8. Do not steal. (Exodus 20:15)

God, I confess that I have taken from others to benefit myself. I repent of my greedy heart and choose to live generously, just as you have been generous with me.

9. Do not give false testimony… (Exodus 20:16)

God, I confess that I have lied and misrepresented the character of Jesus, who is the Truth. I repent of my deceitful heart and choose to speak the truth in love.

10. Do not covet… (Exodus 20:17)

God, I confess that I have been discontent with the life you’ve given me. I repent of my covetous heart and choose to believe Christ is enough for me today.