If Jesus died for our sins, why do Christian’s pray for forgiveness?

Question concerning Christians and their prayer for forgiveness: “If it’s true that Jesus died for our sins, why do we always pray to God for forgiveness of our sins…?”

Christian response,

Christian’s pray for forgiveness of sin not to reestablish our salvation as we are secure in the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus via Covenant with God the Father, forever (John 10:28-30), but the Christian walks daily in the process of sanctification and is in-tune with the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16); when we disobey God’s will for our life by word, thought, deed, we are immediately grieved and therefore quick to apologize to our Father much like we would if we wronged our best friend on this Earth; we don’t apologize because we’re fearful of losing our positional relationship but we apologize because we do NOT want anything interrupting our intimacy with our God Whom we love more than anyone or anything existing in Time or Eternity (Luke 10:27).

The Christian that has entered into relationship with God the Father by grace through faith in the Son, Jesus Christ, having received the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14) intuitively knows that our peace, our intimacy, our assurance, our personal relationship with God is the most precious GIFT one can receive (Romans 5:1); therefore, the Christian wants NOTHING interrupting that intimacy as the love of God makes life worth living.

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