God you are the forgiver of sin, and we thank you that we can come to you through Christ as a new creation because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for us! God, we ask that you please forgive us of our sins. Please release us from the bondage of sin so we can become all that you’ve created us to be. Also, help us to forgive those that have hurt us. Help us to release grudges that we hold so we can be forgiven by you for our sins. Help us to show grace and mercy to others as you did for us. In Jesus name, Amen.