Humility and repentance go together when we want to be in God’s presence. We cannot dwell or abide in His presence if we are not spiritually cleansed and humble.
How do we do repent? First, repentance means that we know we did something wrong so we are wholeheartedly telling God we’re sorry, with the personal commitment to never participate in that sin again. His grace doesn’t give you permission to keep indulging in that sin. Repenting is an act of change; making a 180 degree turn; turning back to the right direction!
What does humility mean? Humility is the opposite of pride. It means you think of yourself less, that you’re modest, or giving yourself little importance. When it comes to God, humility is putting down all pride, and lowering your importance to acknowledge that God is greater than you. It also means that you value others more than yourself. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t take care of yourself. Always take care of yourself, but also care for others as more than yourself. When you acknowledge God in such a way, giving Him all the glory, you are showing humility.
Prayer of Humility & Repentance:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I humbly come before Your throne of Grace. I put myself under Your authority. Jesus, You are my High Priest, Savior, and Redeemer. Lord, I’m sorry and I ask that you forgive me of my sins: _______________________ (name all that Holy Spirit reveals to you). Wash me clean with Your precious blood, Lord Jesus. Wash my mind, heart, and thoughts. Remove every unclean spirit from within me and remove every person that would tempt me to fall back into this sin again. I don’t want to be a part of it anymore. I cling to You, Lord Jesus. Help me to forgive myself for giving this sin access to my life. I close every spiritual and physical door to this sin in the name of Jesus. Thank You, Jesus, for forgiving me and cleansing me right now.
“Go now and leave your life of sin.” John 8:11
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!”
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.
Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”
But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?
1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
1 Corinthians 1:28-29
God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
God will give ear and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old, Selah because they do not change and do not fear God.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
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