How To Ask God For Forgiveness In 3 Steps

Want to ask God to forgive you for something you’ve done? Here’s how to ask God for forgiveness in 3 steps.

There is no sin too large for God to forgive.

Every thought that is brought to the altar (your mind) can be surrendered, corrected, and healed as long as you are willing to let the Holy Spirit transform it for you.

By giving up your perceived guilt and asking God to help you reinterpret the situation from the lens of love, you will be able to see yourself as God sees you—an extension of God’s love that is eternal and changeless.

You are innocent because God created you this way.

What you do or don’t do on this physical plane has no effects on your spirit which is the truth of who you are.

Follow these 3 steps and ask God for forgiveness.

1. Be Willing To See The Situation Differently

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The first step to asking for God for forgiveness is to be willing to see the situation differently.

The reason why we feel guilty is that we are misperceiving the situation using our physical senses.

On a physical level, we perceive that we have done something that separates us from the love of God.

But the physical realm is not our eternal reality.

We are spiritual beings that are extensions of God’s love so nothing can separate us from the love of God.

If we want to ask God to correct our misperception, we must see the situation from a spiritual perspective.

Say this prayer to begin your dialogue with God, “God, I want to see this situation differently.”

2. Invite The Holy Spirit To Transform Your Perception

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The second step to asking God for forgiveness is to invite the Holy Spirit to transform your perception from fear back to love.

The Holy Spirit is waiting on standby to help you transform your thinking from fear back to love–this is what A Course In Miracles calls a miracle.

All you need to do is ask.

The Holy Spirit can’t help you unless you are willing to ask; otherwise, it would be a violation of your free will.

Use this prayer to ask the Holy Spirit to transform your thinking, “Holy Spirit, I recognize that I am out of alignment with love. I surrender my fear and I’m willing to realign with love instead.”

3. See Your Innocence

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The final step to asking God for forgiveness is to see through the guilt to the innocence that lies beyond.

The true meaning of forgiveness is to remember that guilt is just an illusion because we were, are, and will always be innocent children of God.

What God creates is eternal and therefore cannot be changed.

When we believe we can be changed, we experience guilt because we feel like we have separated from God.

But a belief cannot replace the truth.

We are extensions of God’s love which means that we can never be separate from God’s love. In fact, we are God’s love.

Letting go of the illusion of guilt and remembering this truth is what sets us free from the grasp of guilt.