-Be sorry for your sins
-Appeal to the mercy of God
-Understand the severity of sinning against God
-Make no excuses or justification
-Show a desire to reform
-Recognise that forgiveness is not deserved but by grace alone
Psalms 51; 2 Chronicles:7:14If my people, on whom my name is named, make themselves low and come to me in prayer, searching for me and turning from their evil ways; then I will give ear from heaven, overlooking their sin, and will give life again to their land. See All...; Luke:13:3I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to the same end. See All...; Acts:3:19So then, let your hearts be changed and be turned to God, so that your sins may be completely taken away, and times of blessing may come from the Lord; See All...;
Joel:2:28And after that, it will come about, says the Lord, that I will send my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, your old men will have dreams, your young men will see visions: See All...; Matthew:3:11Truly, I give baptism with water to those of you whose hearts are changed; but he who comes after me is greater than I, whose shoes I am not good enough to take up: he will give you baptism with the Holy Spirit and with fire: See All...; Luke:12:10And if anyone says a word against the Son of man, he will have forgiveness: but for him who says evil words against the Holy Spirit, there will be no forgiveness. See All...; John:3:5-6 Jesus said in answer, Truly, I say to you, If a man's birth is not from water and from the Spirit, it is not possible for him to go into the kingdom of God.  That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit.
Romans:6:11Even so see yourselves as dead to sin, but living to God in Christ Jesus. See All...; Romans:14:17For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. See All...; Revelation:3:20See, I am waiting at the door and giving the sign; if my voice comes to any man's ears and he makes the door open, I will come in to him, and will take food with him and he with me. See All...; 1 Corinthians:7:29-31 But I say this, my brothers, the time is short; and from now it will be wise for those who have wives to be as if they had them not;  And for those who are in sorrow, to give no signs of it; and for those who are glad, to give no signs of joy; and for those who are getting property, to be as if they had nothing;  And for those who make use of the world, not to be using it fully; for this world's way of life will quickly come to an end.