Before you can say the prayer to renounce sin in your life, you must know what the sin in your life has been. Let's look at a list of sins that need to be renounced even if they have been repented of. Repenting and renouncing are 2 different things. Repenting is asking forgiveness and changing your ways to not behave in that way anymore. Renouncing is stating that you are no longer associated with it and promising the Lord to never do it again. Though they're similar, they both need to be done. Confessing our sins in such a way before the Father opens a path to many things such as healing, deliverance, and a closer deeper relationship with the Lord. It never hurts to do this more than once. We are not required to confess our sins to a priest but we are required to confess them before the Father. Here are different areas of sins and how they should be confessed:
abortion- confessed as murder (includes counseling someone else to have an abortion
murder- Matthew tells us even hate in the heart makes us guilty of murder
adultery - Matthew also tells us lust in the heart after another makes us guilty of adultery
fornication - sex outside of marriage (which the lust in the heart would apply here as well for an unmarried person)
theft - extortion, cheating, manipulating someone into giving something to you should also be confessed as theft
bearing false witness - lying for the purpose of witnessing someone doing something(ex. I saw John cheating on his test. - but in actuality he didn't)
involvement with the occult - this has a vast expanse included and is explained in another article
witchcraft - including placing curses on people ( ex. you will never amount to anything.- This is a word curse. You are speaking bad things over this person. According to Proverbs 18:21 there is power in the tongue. whether you realize it or not you just participated in witchcraft. It must be confessed as such), burning candles for health prosperity etc., any type of magic (black magic, wiccan magic, white magic is all demonic), séances, speaking to the dead, Ouija boards, bloody mary and light as a feather games, crystals for healing, health, wealth etc. adjusting auras, shakras etc.
false religion- Mormonism, idol worship (including praying to mary or the saints, making video games, television your priorities, etc.), Buddhism, Hinduism, Satanism, luciferianism, wicca, shamanism, harry krishnas, Greek, Roman, Icelandic false gods, Islam/Muslim, etc.
false doctrine - too many to go into; if you aren't sure feel free to message us and ask - here are a few, Once saved always saved, prosperity gospel, must speak in tongues to be saved, hypergrace, etc....
persecuting believers - from slander all the way to murder
drugs, drunkenness, addictions - confessed as drunkenness and idolatry
fighting not in self defense - confessed as fierceness
partying - confessed as revilery, drugs, drinking, sexual sins in a party like setting
homosexuality - confessed as perversion and sexual sin
pornography - confessed as lust and perversion
masturbation - sexual sin, fornication (sex with yourself is still sex before marriage)/adultery (sex outside of your marriage partner)
exotic dancing/flashing people - confessed as lewdness and revilery
After you have made your list fill that in the blank in this prayer.
I humble myself at Your feet. I have come into Your presence Lord to address matters where I have failed You. Lord I repent (and/or) renounce the following sins that have been a part of my life. I confess the sins of ________________________________
and completely renounce them all now. They will no longer be part of my life. Please break every chain associated with these sins now Lord and close every door that was opened because of them. Lord if there are any sins I cannot remember I confess them now and ask You to reveal them to me. Please help me to rid my life of everything that is not of You. I must decrease but You must increase. Lord I renounce all sin and works of the flesh in my life now. Please help me and teach me to walk in the Spirit. Lord I also ask you to break any chains of these sins that will lead down to my children and grandchildren and become generational curse lines. Let all my sins be broken with me here and now. Lead me on a path of righteousness and truth. If there is any false doctrine I am living by please show me truth now and help me to recognize it when You send one of Your other servants to correct me. Let me be open to correction if I need it so that I may continue to grow in Christ daily and die to self. Lord help me to test the spirits as Your Word says and accept Your truth and not the devil's lies. Lord I praise Your Holy Name and lay these things at Your feet. I surrender them to You. Help me to forgive myself of these things as well and to forgive others any trespasses against me so that I may continue to walk in Your forgiveness. I thank You in advance Lord because I know it is already answered. Thank You Lord. In Jesus name I ask Amen.
May God bless you and Jesus keep you.