God, be merciful to me, a sinner. Cleanse me, and I will be clean; wash me, and i will be whiter than snow. Create in me a pure heart. Do not cast me away from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain a willing spirit in me. Hear me for the sake of Jesus, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Amen.
How do we obtain the forgiveness that God has promised?