prayers for Reconciliation

An example of a prayer asking God for his forgiveness

Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness;
according to the abundance of your compassion
blot out my offences.
Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness
and cleanse me from my sin.
Make me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

From Common Worship, based upon Psalm 51.1,2,11

An example of a prayer for reconciliation for a group or community

God of unbounded grace,
you declare the power of your reconciling love
in the death and resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Teach us, who live only in your forgiveness,
to forgive one another;
heal our divisions and cast out our fears;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

From Common Worship, Reconciliation and Restoration: A Corporate Service of Penitence