How Repentance Works

When we truly repent for something we have done wrong, the Lord is pleased and makes us a wonderful promise.

“Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.” (D&C 58:42.)

Below are six sentences that help us to better understand what repentance means. See if you can write the missing words in the blanks using the helpful clue letters.

1. If we would always do r __ __ __ __, we would have no need to repent.

2. When we do things that are w __ __ __ g, it is necessary for us to repent before we can be truly happy again.

3. To repent means that we must be honestly s __ __ r __ for what we have done.

4. It is necessary that we __ r a __ to our Heavenly Father when we are repenting for something we have done.

5. In that prayer, we ask to be f __ __ g __ __ __ n. Then we must make things right again with the person or in the situation where we have been wrong.

6. If we r __ p __ __ t a wrong that we are repenting of, our repentance is incomplete, and we have to try harder to never do it again.


(1) right, (2) wrong, (3) sorry, (4) pray, (5) forgiven, (6) repeat.