Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
—Acts 3:19, NASB
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” —Matthew 4:17, NASB
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
—Proverbs 28:13, NASB
For God’s kingdom to come into our lives, we must repent from building our own kingdoms. Ask His forgiveness for any selfish actions in the past.
God’s Word calls us to repent from depending on our own strength in order to gain His wisdom. Confess the ways you have relied on your- self instead of Him.
God’s will calls us to surrender through repentance. Surrender your own visions of the kingdom for His holy sight.
Parents, pray this over your children:
“Father, if there is any sin in my child(ren), hidden or apparent, I pray You would gently convict them of it. Allow them an appropriate sorrow over any sin, then give them the courage and ability to repent of it. Increase their desire to love You and serve You. Grow in their hearts, that they will be quick to walk in Your ways. Nurture in them a great faith, and mark them as a child after Your own heart. In Jesus’ name, amen.”