“I have committed adultery and I feel horrible. I want to pray for forgiveness but I don’t know where to begin. Please guide me!”
If this is your request, you have come to the right place. In this article, I will guide you on how to pray for forgiveness after committing adultery. Being a human being, it is understandable that we get tempted and sometimes we sin. But just because we sin doesn’t mean that it is okay to sin.
God hates sin but is willing to save us from sin anytime we sin. If we go to Him in repentance, He will surely forgive us. Having sinned by committing adultery is not any different from any other sin. It is evil but if you repent, God will forgive you.
I know you may not be sure how to approach repenting for adultery but I will give you necessary information so that you repent and make your way right with God.
Will God forgive me for committing adultery?
Yes, God will forgive you if you repent for committing adultery. As I said before, adultery is a sin like any other. It angers God but He is patient to wait for you to amend your ways before it is too late. It is your responsibility to humble yourself and ask God to forgive you.
No matter how horrible you feel inside, know that God will not condemn you if you go to Him in repentance. But if you hide your sin, you are already condemned. Jesus shed His blood for us and His blood pleads for mercy for us before God.
By virtue of the blood of Jesus, we are eligible for forgiveness provided we are still in our physical bodies. It is only after death that we can no longer be forgiven. Therefore, don’t hesitate to ask God to forgive you for committing adultery.
It doesn’t benefit you to hold on to your sin. Repent because it is free and you will be forgiven and you will avoid eternal punishment in hell.
How do I start praying for forgiveness for committing adultery?
When repenting for committing adultery, begin by confessing your sin to God. It is only after you acknowledge that what you have done is evil that you will receive God’s mercy. Also, God will only listen to you when you start by confessing your sin.
If you deny your sin, God will count that as pride and will not listen to you. This is why it is important to acknowledge that you have sinned by committing adultery.
Secondly, ask God to forgive you. Remember that your sin angers God and He is justified to punish you for it. But because God is patient with us, we have a chance to repent and He will forgive us. Therefore, ask for forgiveness from God before it is too late. Do not let the anger of God burn against you.
Thirdly, pray that the blood of Jesus may break the evil covenant you made with the person you committed adultery with. The Bible is clear that when a man and a woman come together, they become one. By committing adultery, you became one with the person you sinned with and that covenant is of course a sinful covenant.
For that reason, you have to plead for the blood of Jesus that was shed for a Holy covenant to break the evil covenant. The power in the blood of Jesus will break every evil covenant and you will be set completely free.
After that, pray that God will give you the grace to walk in holiness. Remember that we cannot walk in holiness with our own strength. It is the grace of God that enables us to walk uprightly. Pray that God’s grace will abound in your life and help you avoid sin in future.
And when you are done repenting, remember to thank God for forgiving you. Remember that though we are freely forgiven, Jesus paid a heavy price for our forgiveness. This means that we are obligated to show gratitude every time we receive forgiveness from God.
What should I expect when I pray for forgiveness for committing adultery?
When you pray for forgiveness for committing adultery, expect God to forgive you and give you peace. When you have sin lingering over you, God takes away His peace to let you know that you have sinned against Him. But when you repent, God restores to you the peace that you lost.
Though sin is appealing before we commit it, after we commit it, it leaves us feeling deflated. That horrible feeling will remain with us until we repent and ask God to forgive us. When God forgives us, that bad feeling will disappear as well.
When repenting and pleading for God’s forgiveness, do it until you feel God’s peace over you.
What should I do after praying for forgiveness for committing adultery?
After praying for forgiveness for committing adultery, distance yourself from the person you sinned with and confess what you did to your partner. You should distance yourself from the person you sinned with to avoid repeating the sin you just repented for.
Then you should confess to your partner what you did so that the devil doesn’t use it to destroy your marriage. If you keep it as a secret, the devil will find a way to expose it to your partner and destroy your marriage.
If you confess it, your partner might be devastated but you will close every loophole the enemy might want to use against your marriage. I know it is a tough thing to do but then it is the right thing to do. Even if it means using a third party to convey the message to your partner, make sure your partner knows it as soon as possible.
Your confession will prompt God to protect your marriage. Just as God cannot punish you when you confess your sin, no harm will befall your marriage when you are honest. Pray that God gives you the grace to make the confession.
Sample prayer for forgiveness for committing adultery
Heavenly Father, I pray that you forgive me for committing adultery. I have sinned against you with full knowledge by getting intimate with someone who is not my partner. What I have done is evil and I pray that you show me mercy. Wash me in the blood of Jesus and break every evil covenant I have made by committing this grievous sin. Restore my relationship with you and help me to walk in holiness. I desire to live uprightly for you. Thank you for forgiving me and showing me mercy. In Jesus name I pray, amen.