Shemoneh Esrei: Blessings 5 & 6: Repentance & Forgiveness

Shemoneh Esrei: 5th Blessing – Petition for Repentance

Scriptures for T’shuvah [Repentance]

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,  and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!"
...Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance...
From that time Yeshua began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Matthew 3:1-2, 8; 4:17

Turn us back to You, O HaShem, and we will be restored;
Renew our days as of old,
Lamentations 5:21

T’shuvah [Repentance]

Hashiveinu Avinu l’Torahtechah
Bring us back, Our Father, to Your Torah

v’karaveinu Malkeinu la’avodatecha
and bring us close to You, Our King, that we may serve You

v’hachazireinu bit’shuvah sh’leimah l’fanecha
may our repentance bring us Face-to-face with You

Baruch Atah HaShem,
Blessed art Thou, HaShem

Ha rotze bit’shuvah
Who stirs in us a desire to repent

Shemoneh Esrei: 6th Blessing – Petition for Forgiveness

Better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for that is the end of all men; and the living will take it to heart. Eccl 7:2

Eccl Rabbah, commenting on Eccl 7:2: ‘The living’…these are the righteous who set their death over against their heart; and why do they beat upon their heart? As though to say, ‘All is there.’ Eccl Rabbah VII:9

Scriptures for S’lichah [Forgiveness]

Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'G-d, I thank You that I am not like other men - extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.' And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'G-d, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Luke 18:9-14

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 6:14-15

Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to HaShem,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our G-d,
For He will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:7

S’lichah [Forgiveness]
S’lach lanu Avinu, ki chatanu,
Forgive us, Our Father, for we have sinned

M’chal lanu, Malkeinu, ki fasha’anu
Pardon us, Our King, for we have done wrong

ki mochel v’sole’ach Atah
Pardon and forgive

Baruch Atah HaShem, chanun ha marbe l’sloach.
Blessed art Thou, HaShem, Who graciously forgives.