Prayers for Letting Go of the Past

Letting go of the past can be a really hard and painful decision to make and unconsciously we allow our past to define our outlook on the future and how we act in the present. Sometimes it can be due to the painful memories of hurt someone left behind which makes us angry and sad whenever we remember and intensifies our thirst for revenge or a mistake in the past that was very shameful and other times it can be the loss of a greatly cherished person in our life a long time ago and because of that, we decide to allow this to define how we react to our present circumstances and other people.

     Although it is difficult, God does not want us to be buried in our past and has admonished us in Isiah 43:18-19 that we should forget the old things and not dwell on them for he is doing a new thing for our life already. Therefore, it is great to know that we are renewed through Christ Jesus and are no more defined by our past so that we are now able to live a more peaceful and meaningful life void of guilt, anger, and shame. Let’s begin to use these words of God and pray to receive the courage to let go of the past and all its burdens.

  1. Forgive All Bitterness:

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4: 31-32).

Dear God,

I appreciate your Holy name for the opportunity to come across your priceless salvation. I acknowledge today that I have a new beginning through you and therefore will no longer be defined by my past. I abide by your word that I should forgive all bitterness and put away every anger and malice I may be harboring. Help me to let go of all resentments and anger in Jesus’ name. I plead that you help me let go of all past feelings holding me down from progressing and do never look back in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

  1. Pray To Be Able To Focus On The Future:

   “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.” (Proverbs 4:25).

 Heavenly Father,

I seek that you give me the wisdom to look ahead and see the new things you’re doing rather than dwelling in my past. Help me to be focused on the future and do exceptionally well with my present. Lord, I pray that you help me to let go of my burdening past and fix my gaze on only you.  I want you to heal my hurting heart and uplift my soul from past disappointments and loss. I declare that I am completely free from my past as from today and destroy all negative thoughts and energy that have built up in me due to being buried in my past in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

  1. New Thoughts and Beginning:

   “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Dear God,

I thank you for setting all things new standards in my life. I appreciate you for you have initiated a purposeful beginning in my life and therefore; I replace every ill-feeling of the past and reproach with forgiveness and a joyful heart in the mighty name of Jesus. I seek that every old mistake and sin that has been holding me guilty and have burdened my heart to be cleaned out by the blood of Jesus. Lord, I declare peace from the turmoil of being buried in past hurts. Today, I pray for your help to let go of all my hurtful past in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Pray For Purity:

“We confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from ALL unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9).

Dear Lord,

You are the omnipotent God; the one with all the power to forgive me and uphold me through your mercies. Lord, I confess my past sins before you today and ask that you forgive and cleanse me in the mighty name of Jesus. I separate myself from the sins of the old that have haunted my soul and made me miserable till this moment and seek the blood of Jesus to wash me away from all my iniquities in the mighty name of Jesus. Lord, I pray that you give me the grace to let go of my past today and purify my life to the glory of your name. Amen.

  1. Hopeful on Beautiful Future Expectations:

  “But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12).

 Heavenly Lord,

I am grateful for your help right from the beginning of my life till this present moment. I appreciate you for the gift of life and the salvation of my soul. I am more than glad that from today my past will no longer define me and I shall not be buried in it anymore.  I pray that you help me to stay focused on the future and be hopeful of beautiful future expectations. Thank you for hearing my prayers. May your name be praised forever and ever. Amen.

God is an all-knowing and all-powerful God; He is ready to help you overcome the burdens of your past and set your foot on a new path. It is great that you keep reading these prayers every day and the Lord shall be merciful unto you; he will make your life more glamorous.

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