(Join me in this prayer of forgiveness for others.)
Restrain my revenge
And even hostile thoughts
So that I leave room
For Your righteous wrath.
Keep me from judging
The sin of others,
For I am a sinner myself,
I confess I am guilty too.
Fill me with the Holy Spirit so I will be
Inspired to love my offenders,
Like You loved me
Even after I trespassed against You.
Make me to be like Jesus so I will be
Impressed to forgive others
As completely and infinitely
As Christ forgave me.
I lay down my revenge, judgment, and unforgiveness
At the foot of the cross
And look up to see Your Son hanging there
As He speaks these words,
“Forgive them for they know not what they do.”
In Christ’s Name, Amen.
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