Messiah, my Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Help me to forgive those who persecute me. The ones who have deeply hurt me. Those who have wrongfully accused me. That person who speaks ill of me.
Those who abuse whether physically, emotionally, or mentally. And those who have asked for forgiveness but I find it difficult to truly release.
Matthew 18: 21-22 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? “Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Luke 23:33-34 When they came to a place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals – one on his right, the other on his left, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
I Have Already Been Forgiven
Lord, help me to pardon just as You did when You sent Your son to die on the cross of Calvary for me. He suffered an unimaginable death all for lowly sinners such as myself.
I know I don’t deserve your grace, Oh Heavenly Father, yet you gave it through your love. I cry out in desperation.
Help me not beg for forgiveness but repent for it because I am already forgiven through Christ Jesus, my Lord, and Savior.
You are Mighty to save, Lord. I know you will give me the strength to fight off a heavy heart against those who did me wrong.
It takes a strong person to admit they are wrong and ask for forgiveness but it takes an even stronger person to forgive. Help me not to hold them in mind.
Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Ephesians 4:31-32 – Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Give Me Peace Within
Give me peace, Oh Loving Father, the peace that passes all understanding. Give me peace within my mind, body, soul and heart, for it is in giving that I receive.
It is in pardoning I am pardoned and it is in dying I am born to eternal life. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray, Amen!
Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Luke 6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.