A Prayer About Regrets - 365 Pocket Evening Prayers
A prayer about Regrets
When I begin to dwell on my past
Occasionally I think about past events and decisions and wonder “What if . . .” or “If only . . . ,” which fills my mind with questions and regrets. That can be good if I learn from my mistakes, but it can be debilitating if I dwell on the past. That would be “worldly sorrow,” which would lead me away from you. I shouldn’t allow Satan to accuse me and remind me of my sins. You have forgiven me, Lord, and I must remember that truth, praise you for your mercy and grace, and move on. Another of Satan’s tactics is to create a longing for the life I left behind when I began to follow you, much like what the children of Israel did on their way to the Promised Land, forgetting the chains in Egypt and longing for the “pleasures.” How foolish, unproductive, and insulting to you. Please give me strength and determination to resist that urge and to focus on you, remembering that you have redeemed and rescued me and are leading me home.
The kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death. 2 Corinthians 7:10