When asking God for forgiveness for our wrong, we have to be specific in our asking. Being generic in asking (“father, forgive me for my sins”) could mean, we truly don’t want to confront our wrong – which is actually, the truth.
Ask for forgiveness and speak specifically what you have done wrong, it releases you from your wrong. It also allows you to be honest with yourself, and with God. It will also give you courage to be humble and to ask for forgiveness to others.
Be honest with yourself and be specific in your asking.
Matthew 6:6 (KJV) – but thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.