What are the “anger” sins? These include bitterness, bitterroot judgments, hatred, anger and rage, offense, unforgiveness, strife, gossip and criticism, violence and murder. The Bible has a lot to say about these sins because these sins will lead you straight to Hell. You cannot love God and serve God if you hate your fellow man. Love is the glue of the Kingdom of God and permitting these sins to take up residence in your heart puts you outside of the Kingdom and under the rule of Satan. I’m just being real. Anger sins and offense are Satan’s most effective weapons because they self-perpetuate sometimes for generations. They divide and conquer on so many levels. Here are a few of the scriptures that show God’s heart on this issue:
- Psalm 37:8 says “Cease from anger and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
- James 1:20 says “For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”
- Ephesians 4:26 says “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
- Ephesians 4:31 says “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
- Proverbs 19:11 says “The discretion of a man defers his anger, and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.
The good news is that God loves you have has provided a way back through His Son Jesus Christ! You are already forgiven because Jesus became sin on the Cross, so when we repent we take hold of what He purchased and find grace from God the Father to overcome all sin!
The prayers below will guide you to the heart of the Father through repentance. They are broken down by issue for an easier flow.
Repentance Prayer for Bitterness
The sin of bitterness is spiritually very dangerous as it leads to Hell. It is also physically dangerous because bitterness rots the bones. A bitter heart is a poison to your entire being. It’s just not worth holding onto! Let Jesus take the root of bitterness out when you repent for holding it and forgive those (including God and yourself) for the offenses. There is NO peace for a bitter heart.
Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess that I am guilty of the sin of bitterness in my heart against _________________. Father, Your Word says that I’m to see to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it, many are defiled. I make the decision today Lord, to obey this Word and forgive all who have offended me, hurt me, angered me and rejected me. I refuse to hold on to this root of bitterness any longer and I uproot it now from my soul and cast it away from my life in the Name of Jesus! I release everyone from the mental prison of unforgiveness and I release all offenses to You Father and ask that You cast them behind Your back and lay them not to their charge. I pray now for the release of the Kingdom of God into their lives to bring them to You in salvation. I plead the Blood of Jesus over the sin of bitterness and let it be dissolved as if it never happened in Jesus’ Name. I now come out of agreement with the spirit of bitterness and I refuse to walk with you any longer. Get out now in Jesus’ Name.
Father, I thank You for forgiving me and setting me free from the pit and cage of bitterness! I choose life in You all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen and Amen!
Repentance Prayer for Bitter-root Judgement
What is bitter root judgment? Bitter-root judgment is a stronghold of the mind or a mindset of condemning judgments of others that stems from inner wounds and offenses of the past that are not dealt with or forgiven. Jesus said in Matthew 7:1-2 “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
When bitter-root judgment has its full way, it defiles many. Hebrews 12:15 says “See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”
The hardest part of getting out of bitter-root judgment is acknowledging you are guilty of it. But if you do, it is so liberating! Jesus came to set you free from bitterness. There are many more in-depth teachings on bitter-root judgment that I encourage you to study to learn more about it. It is too deep for me to delve into in this book. Once you understand it and want to get free, pray this prayer and mean it in your heart:
Prayer to Release the Past
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I realize Lord through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, that I am guilty of a bitter-root mindset and I want to be free.
Father, I realize that these roots were established when _______________________________________________ happened in my life. (NOTE: tell the Lord about the wounds or offenses in your own words).
Lord Jesus, I ask that You pull out these bitter roots from the depths of my soul and pour in the oil and the wine and apply the Balm of Gilead to my wounded soul. I receive Your healing touch to my soul and I praise You for it!
I now release everyone who has wronged me in any way from the womb until this moment and I release them from my mental prison of judgment and condemnation. I ask for the blessings of the Kingdom of God be upon their lives from this day forth and forevermore!
Prayer to Repent of Bitter-root Judgments
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that I am guilty of bitter-root judgments and mindsets that are against Your will for my life. I repent of these evil mindsets and I renounce them in the Name of Jesus Christ. I choose today to think on things above and not on things of the earth! I choose today to think on pure things, holy things and things of good report! I ask You to forgive me for allowing bitter-root judgments to establish in my life and I plead the Blood of Jesus over my mind and life now in Jesus’ Name.
I now tear down the stronghold of judgment in my mind in Jesus’ Name and I come out of agreement with you and command you to go where Jesus sends you now!
I thank You Father for delivering me, healing me and setting me free from all bitterness and bitter-root judgments. I am a NEW creature in Christ Jesus! I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!”
Repentance Prayer for Hatred
Jesus said in Matthew 5:22 “but I say to you, that everyone who is angry at his brother without cause, shall be in danger of the judgment, and whoever may say to his brother, Empty fellow! shall be in danger of the Sanhedrim, and whoever may say, Rebel! shall be in danger of the Gehenna of the fire.” Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and when He preached the Kingdom of Heaven, He expanded the definition of murder. Hatred means to “love less” so it doesn’t take much effort to cross over to God’s definition of hatred. It is impossible to remain in the Kingdom of God, and “in right standing with Him and hate others at the same time. It is illegal in God’s Kingdom to allow hatred to fester in your heart. You must get it out as quickly as possible. Hatred starts with an offense and festers like an infection in your soul. That is why we should let Agape Love rule in our hearts. Love pays NO attention to a suffered wrong. Love prevents hatred from ever forming. However, if you are trapped by hatred you can get out by one simple prayer because God wants to help you get free and stay free from hatred.
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess Lord, that I am guilty of hatred against _____________. I became offended when _________________________. (Tell God about the offense in your own words). I realize that Agape love has not ruled in my heart and I ask Your forgiveness for allowing this offense to fester into hatred. I repent of this evil attitude and I choose to release and remit this offense to You in the Name of Jesus.
I forgive ______________ and I release him/her/them from any debts of apologies or restitution to me. I further ask that You not lay to their charge any of the things they have said or done to me. I ask that You cast their sins against me behind Your back and not remember them.
Lord Jesus, I ask that You counsel me now and pull out every root of hatred and bitter root judgments I have allowed to take root in my heart and soul. I ask for the oil and the wine to be poured in and the healing balm of Gilead be applied to my wounded spirit and soul.
I thank You Father, for setting me free from hatred and unforgiveness! Thank You for binding up my broken spirit and healing my soul. I ask these things in Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!”
NOTE: Now sit before the Lord quietly and let Him heal you from the inside out.
Repentance Prayer for Physical Murder
Physical murder is the killing of another human being and ending forever their life on earth. Only God has the right to take the life of a human being and He preserves life because of His great love and mercy. Jesus expanded the definition of murder in the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:22 when He says “But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice against him shall be guilty before the court, and whoever speaks [contemptuously and insultingly] to his brother, ‘Raca (You empty-headed idiot)!’ shall be guilty before the supreme court (Sanhedrin); and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of the fiery hell. Physical murder has serious consequences such as execution or life in prison. However, physical murder is not unforgiveable with God and He wants everyone to come to the knowledge of the Truth of His Kingdom. The following prayers address different areas of physical murder that people can relate to.
Repentance for Physical Murder of a Human
If you are praying this prayer, then it is assumed that you are guilty of physically taking the life of another person. There is hope for you in Jesus Christ. It is very possible that many people hate you and want you to burn in Hell, but God doesn’t. He loves you as much as He loves the person you killed. If you are reading this and you want to come to God for forgiveness and cleansing, the pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.
Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess to You that I am guilty of murdering _____________. I acknowledge this sin to You and ask for Your forgiveness. I repent and turn away from the path that I have been on that lead me to this disastrous place. I choose to live the rest of my life with You as my Friend. Even if I’m alone and hated by the world, I know that You love me, and You will stick by me no matter what. I release to You my life, such as it is, and I choose to follow You Jesus from now on. I ask that the Blood of Jesus Christ be applied to my life and my sins. Wash me in Your Blood that I may be white as snow before You.
I now come out of agreement with the spirit of murder and violence and I say get out of my soul and mind in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth! You have no place here any longer.
Father, thank You for saving me and healing me and delivering me! Thank You for forgiving me and thank You Jesus for Your Precious Blood! I give You all the glory and honor as I walk before You in wisdom and integrity the rest of my life. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen and Amen!
Repentance for Abortion – The Mother
I’m not here to debate abortion. If you are reading this, then it is assumed that you want to repent and come to God for restoration and salvation. I’m not here to condemn you either. The Blood of Jesus and the love of God is here for you. His love has never wavered for you, no matter what you’ve done.
I’ve ministered to women who have been born again for years, who because of desperation AFTER they were born-again, had an abortion because they were in hard circumstances and didn’t see any other way out of it. The torment they lived with for years was very difficult until they specifically repented, and the Lord washed it all away. He will do the same for you. Pray this prayer and mean it in your heart and He will heal you from the inside out as you repent and receive restoration back into fellowship with the Father. Pray this prayer and mean it in your heart:
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess that I am guilty of murdering my unborn child and I need Your forgiveness and mercy in my life today. I acknowledge that this is a sin and I repent of doing it and I promise never to do it again. Lord Jesus, I ask to be cleansed from the inside out with Your Precious Blood today. Make me as white as snow in the sight of My Father. I plead Your Blood over this sin and ask that it be placed on the altar and the Blood applied to dissolve it forever from my book.
I choose this day to follow You and Your ways all the days of my life and I know that I will live in the house of the Lord forever!
Father, I know that my child/children is/are with You in Heaven and is/are happy and full of life. I want to name my child/children and ask that You would give the name(s) to him/her/them. I name my child _____________. (I know this might be hard, but it helps in the healing process).
Father, I thank You that You make all things new and I trust You to take my life and make it beautiful in Your sight. I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!”
Repentance for Abortion – The Abortionist
According to the Bible, the murder of the innocent is a grievous sin before the Lord, but His mercy and love are so great that He loves you as much as anyone else on earth despite this. I am assuming that if you are reading this prayer that you have come to Jesus for salvation and want to lay this at His feet also. The Blood of Jesus is so powerful that it can clean the blood of the innocents off your hands. You will literally become as white as snow. The Lord Himself invites you to settle this matter once and for all in Isaiah 1:18 ““Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
Pray this prayer and mean it in your heart that you may be as white as snow:
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess Lord that I am guilty of the murder of the innocents in performing abortions. I acknowledge before You that this is a grievous sin in Your sight and I humbly ask You to forgive me. I am so sorry for what I have done. I repent and turn away forever from this evil occupation. I ask that this sin be placed on the altar and the Blood of Jesus be applied to remove it forever from my book. I ask to be washed in the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ that though my sins be as scarlet, they will be gone, and I will be as white as snow in Your sight.
Father, I now forgive myself for performing the abortions and I release myself from all condemnation because Your Word promises that there is therefore now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus! I release and remit the sin of abortion and murder to Your throne of grace and ask that it be cast behind Your back never to be remembered.
Thank You, Father, for loving me and sending Jesus to pay the price for my sins. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me and making me clean in Your Precious Blood! I am free in You! I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!”
Repentance Prayer for Anger and Rage
The Bible has a lot to say about anger and rage. Rage is actually a spirit that operates through anger. Rage is uncontrollable anger. Rage cannot operate unless there is an offense that brews anger. Anger becomes sin when it is allowed to steep. It grows roots and digs into the soul of a person. If not dealt with, the spirit of rage will take up residence. Let’s look at a few scriptures to see what God has to say about anger in a person.
- Psalm 37:8 says “Refrain from anger and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.”
- James 1:20 says “For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
- Ephesians 4:26 says “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,”
- Ephesians 4:31 says “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.”
- Ecclesiastes 7:9 says “Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.”
There are many more scriptures on anger that you can find, and I encourage you to research it further, especially if you have anger and rage issues or know someone who does. In God’s Kingdom, it is illegal to be offended at anyone. I Corinthians 13:5 says “Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense.” (Passion Translation). The two laws Jesus gave us are these: 1) To love the Lord God with all our heart, soul, mind, might and strength and 2) to love our neighbors as ourselves. The law of LOVE forbids offense and offense is where anger starts. Check your love gauge. If it registers at all about someone, you need to forgive that person and forget it. Pray for their good and do good to them. That is what love does. But if you have already allowed anger to blossom in your heart and if rage has taken up residence in your soul, then you need to pray this prayer to deal with it and get back in right standing with God.
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess that I am guilty of harboring anger to the point where rage has taken up residence. I realize Lord, that I have violated the Law of Love and I repent for allowing offense and anger to get to this point. I ask for Your forgiveness and I plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over my life today. I choose to follow You and Your ways all the days of my life from this moment on. Wash me in the Precious Blood of Jesus Lord, and create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me today.
Father, I now choose to forgive __________ for the original offense that lead to this state I’m in. I pray for their good today and ask for You to bless them and bring Your salvation to them.
I now come out of agreement with this offense, the anger and the spirit of rage. I now release all anger into Your Hand Lord Jesus and I renounce any agreement with it. I bind and cast out the spirit of rage and I loose the agape love of God into my life from my Father’s throne.
Lord Jesus, I ask that You would heal me from the inside out and uproot all anger and roots of bitterness that has sprung up through this offense. I ask for the oil and wine to be poured into my wounded soul and the Balm of Gilead applied for healing of my broken spirit.
I thank You Father for Your great mercy and loving kindness to me today. I thank You, Lord for granting me repentance today. Thank You for the Blood of Jesus and the cleansing power of His Blood! Thank You for setting me free from the pit of anger Father! I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!”
Repentance Prayer for Offense
Jesus said it would happen. Offenses will come. Matthew 18:7 says “Woe to the world because of offenses. For offenses will inevitably come, but woe to that person by whom the offense comes.” Because we live in a fallen world, people are naturally selfish and wicked. Without Jesus, we all fall short of His glory. It is sad to say, but for Christians, a lot of the offenses come from other Christians. This ought not to be, but it is. Everybody is in a growing process. Think about children how utterly selfish they are. The whole world revolves around them. They are immature and don’t know any better, but when they grow up, they should be more considerate of others. Christians grow up similarly. The more “flesh” you let rule your life, the more likely you are to offend others or take offense from others.
Every day of our lives is an opportunity to practice the love of God found in I Corinthians chapter 13. The rude cashier, the snotty waitress, the angry police officer and the grouchy husband. The list goes on and on. Love chooses to overlook the offense and think the best of that person. The cashier’s husband left her with an infant to care for on a waitresses’ salary. The cashier just got chewed out by her manager in front of others. The police officer’s wife left him for another man. The husband is under too much pressure at work and bottles it up. You see how everybody has a story? We should strive to get to the place in Christ, where we think the best and let love cover the multitude of sins against us. However, this is a process, so if you have taken offense and you realize it, you need to pray this prayer to move past it and forgive that person. It just isn’t worth it. Jesus said there is WOE associated with offense. There is nothing to be gained from holding an offense. Life is just too short. Pray this prayer and let God heal you of the wound caused by the offense.
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess that I am guilty of holding offense against _________. I realize that this violates the Law of Love in the Kingdom of God and I repent for this attitude and renounce it from my life. I forgive ____________ for _________________ me. I release ________ from any debt of apology or restitution to me now and forever. I choose to believe the best of him/her and I pray for You to bless ______ with spiritual blessings and bring salvation to him/her. Your Word says that love covers a multitude of sins and I choose now to cover ____________ with the love of God. I remit this offense to You Father and ask that You cast it behind Your back and lay it not to his/her charge.
I plead the Blood of Jesus over my life today and ask to be cleansed from the inside out. Lord Jesus, heal me today from the wounds inflicted by this offense and uproot any bitterness. I ask You, Lord, to pour in the oil and the wine and apply the Balm of Gilead to my wounded soul.
I ask that You create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit with me that I may dwell in the House of the Lord forever. I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!”
Repentance Prayer for Unforgiveness
The act of forgiveness is about love and mercy. Everyone makes mistakes and we all hope to receive mercy and forgiveness for our mistakes. We expect it from God whenever we ask for forgiveness from Him. Whenever we repent and ask forgiveness we KNOW He is always faithful to forgive us of our sins.
Jesus said this about forgiveness in Matthew 6:14-15 “If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done. Unforgiveness of others blocks God’s blessings from your life. The blessing of His presence being the most precious. Unforgiveness is an attitude of stubbornness and rebellion against God’s known will, which is to FORGIVE ALL who have wronged us. Refusing to forgive someone is a sin. Not only is it a sin, but it is a very spiritually dangerous place to be. Refusing to forgive others places us outside the Kingdom of God and inside Satan’s kingdom. We are sitting ducks. It’s just not worth holding onto. I have known people who are holding unforgiveness against God Himself because He has not performed a miracle to their expectations or in their time frame of expectation. This attitude is, in reality, accusing Him of being evil and unloving. Yet they blithely give voice to these things and throw God an “O I’m sorry Lord” and the next day do it all over again. The ATTITUDE is one of unforgiveness and it gives Satan so much legal ground against you.
Unforgiveness holds people in a mental prison that only hurts them. The longer you let unforgiveness fester in your soul, the deeper the roots of bitterness grow until they form hatred in your heart. Unforgiveness will get your name erased out of the Book of Life if you don’t repent of it and forgive, and eventually, it leads to the Lake of Fire.
I Corinthians 13:5 says “It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured.” Agape Love pays NO attention to a suffered wrong. It should not even phase us if we are FULL of the love of God. We have to get there folks and it is a pursuit of God in the Secret Place that brings this level of love to the forefront of our lives. However, this too is a process. If you are struggling with unforgiveness today, make the decision to forgive. Forgiveness is not a feeling, it is a decision. It’s not how you FEEL, it’s what you DO that shows God you are loving your enemies and those who abuse you. Pray this prayer and mean it in your heart to get out of the pit of unforgiveness and enjoy the blessings of God once again!
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess Father, that I am holding unforgiveness against _____________ and I realize today that this is a sin. I repent of this sin and I choose to turn away from it and embrace Your love for __________. I pray right now for ____________ and ask that You bless him/her and show him/her Your great salvation. I pray for spiritual blessings to be imparted into his/her life now in the Name of Jesus.
I plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over my life and ask to be washed in His Precious Blood. Though my sins are as scarlet, Lord, let them be as white as snow!
I choose now to remit the offense __________ did to me and I ask that You cast it behind Your back Lord, to never be remembered. I open my heart to You Father and ask for Agape love to be poured into my heart for _____________. I choose to do good and I pray for Your love to fill his/her life in the Name of Jesus.
I thank You, Father, for forgiving me and releasing the blessings of the Kingdom into my life once again. Thank You for fathering me and showing me how to love those who hurt me. I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus. Amen and Amen!”
Repentance Prayer for Strife
James 3:16 says “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” A truer statement has never been made. Notice how envy and strife go hand in hand. Isn’t that where most strife breaks out? Somebody wants what somebody else has and selfishness rises up to take it. Satan loves strife because he can do whatever he wants to completely unhindered.
Agape love is absent in a strife-filled environment. Peace is absent in the presence of strife. Have you ever been in someone’s home where there was a lot of screaming and fighting? It’s a toxic environment that makes you want to just get out of there as fast as you can. It is sad, but people live like that all over the world. Strife breeds violence and all kinds of abuse. Strife is the pot-stirrer of Satan’s kingdom. It is a spirit that keeps the pot stirred up until it is made to leave.
I remember I got into strife with a woman who I paid one-hundred dollars for her stud poodle to service my female poodle. She was only available for two visits and as a result, my dog only had two puppies. She wanted the hundred dollars and we were hollering at each other over the phone. After we hung up, I felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit that I was wrong, and I had to call her back and apologize and yes, I paid her the hundred dollars. My dog had two of the most beautiful black and white poodle puppies you ever saw though! I learned through that quarrel, that words cannot be taken back and will change a relationship permanently.
As a believer, we should pursue peace because the Bible tells us to in Romans 14:19 “So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.” Perhaps you are in a similar situation where you have been “wronged” or mistreated. Perhaps you are in a dispute with your neighbor or in-laws. Whatever the case, as believers we are to pursue peace. How do you stop the cycle of strife? Repent of it and begin walking in the love of God towards those people. Pray this prayer to get free and mean it in your heart.
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess that I am guilty of the sin of strife. I acknowledge that I yielded to strife’s influence when ______________________________________________ (Tell God the whole story). I confess Lord that I returned evil for evil in this confrontation. I ask You to forgive me. I repent of this attitude and I choose to follow Your ways and Your Word to pursue peace with everyone.
I am dead and the life I live is in Jesus Christ. I have no rights and therefore, I refuse to be offended or enter into strife anymore in my life. I am I Corinthians 13:5 which says that “love pays no attention to a suffered wrong.” I choose to forgive ____________ of the offense of _____________ against me today and I release him/her from any debt of apology or restitution now and forever. I pray for their good today Father, I pray for their salvation and restoration to You.
I plead the Blood of Jesus over my life today and I ask to be washed clean in His Precious Blood. Create in me a clean heart Father, and renew a right spirit within me, that our relationship can be restored to intimacy.
Thank You for saving me and setting me free from strife and I choose to follow You, Jesus! I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!”
After you pray this prayer, ask the Lord what He would have you do to make peace. He may have you call them or write a letter or even go see them face to face. Whatever He lays on your heart to do—that is what you do. It does not matter if they accept your peace offering. You have obeyed Him. That is all that matters.
Repentance Prayer for Gossip
The sin of gossip is so insidious in that before you know it, you can be caught up in it. It is idle talk of the worst kind. The Bible has a lot to say about gossip. Let’s look at a few of them.
- Proverbs 20:19 says “Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore, do not associate with a simple babbler.”
- Proverbs 11:13 says “Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
- I Timothy 5:13 says “Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.
- Proverbs 6:16 says “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”
Gossip is an abomination to God. He hates it. He loves the person, but He hates this sin. Gossip is telling secrets of someone else. It is spreading a rumor about someone else. It is even deliberately telling a lie about someone else to destroy their reputation among the community. It is wickedness. But gossip is also covered by the Blood of Jesus. Jesus paid for it just like He did everything else. If you are feeling the conviction of the Holy Spirit right now as you read this, you are just a prayer away from re-establishing your relationship with God! Just pray this prayer and mean it in your heart and let the Holy Spirit help you get free from this bondage.
“Father, I come before You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess Lord that I am guilty of gossip. I yielded to it and spoke out things not pleasing to You. I confess Lord that I gossiped about ______________ and spoke these things about him/her: ____________________________________. (NOTE: Tell God what you said)
I humbly ask You to forgive me Lord and I repent of this sin. I choose today to walk in the light of Your ways.
I pray blessings on _______________ and ask that Your perfect will would be done in his/her life in the Name of Jesus. I choose today Lord to pursue peace and be a friend to_______________. I love him/her because You do.
I plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over my life today and I ask to be washed in the Precious Blood of Jesus to wash away the stench of gossip Father. Though my sins are as scarlet, they are as white as snow through the Precious Blood of Jesus! Thank You, Jesus, for cleansing me from all my sins. I ask that You would let me see __________ through Your eyes. From Your perspective. Grant me wisdom to walk in righteousness from this day forth. I ask these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!”
Repentance Prayer for Criticism/Backbiting
There is a Critical Spirit that whispers in your ear about someone and if you yield to the whispers, you are sowing discord among the brethren. We must guard our ear gates from the whispers of the enemy. Criticism usually has its roots in envy or jealousy. A person feels threatened by someone else’s talent or beauty or anointing. Yes, it happens all the time in church. It goes back to the level of Agape love in our hearts, which goes back to the level of intimacy we have with our Father.
Backbiting is talking behind someone’s back instead of telling them to their face. It is cowardly behavior that God doesn’t like. Criticism and backbiting work together like evil twins, causing division, dissensions, and quarrels. It should not be part of a Christian’s resume in the Kingdom of God! But as I mentioned before, we are all a work in progress and until love is fully formed in us, we may yield to criticism and backbiting. We don’t have to but if we do, we can get clean through repentance. Run to God, not away from Him! He is always tender towards a humble and contrite heart. If you feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit in regard to criticism and backbiting, pray the prayer below and mean it in your heart. Let Him clean you up and restore fellowship.
“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ. I confess that I am guilty of being critical of others and not being honest with others when I have a problem. I realize and acknowledge Lord that this attitude and behavior is a sin in Your sight and I repent for yielding to it in the Name of Jesus. I ask You to forgive me and today I choose to follow You Jesus and walk in Your ways.
I confess Lord that I have been critical of _______________ in regard to ________________________. (Tell God about the criticism and why). I know Lord that this is not pleasing to You nor does it represent You well in the earth. I humbly ask, You to forgive me and I plead the Blood of Jesus over this sin and ask that I be washed in the Precious Blood of Jesus. Create in me a clean heart Father and renew a right spirit within me that I may glorify You in all my ways.
I now come out of agreement with the Critical spirit and I cast you out of my soul in the Name of Jesus. I choose to serve the Lord and obey His ways. I now close my ear gate to your whispers in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Father, I thank You for Your great mercy and loving kindness towards me and for loving me and sending Jesus to save me and pay for all my sins, for healing all my diseases and for daily loading me with benefits. I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!”