A Prayer of Forgiveness of Others

Scripture Reading:

Nehemiah 9:6-15, Matthew 6:9-15

Reflections of the Heart:

It is impossible to live and not be hurt or offended.  Jesus said “If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive.  Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.”  Luke 17:3-4

Scriptural Prayer:

Magnificent Father, thank You for loving us, forgiving us and saving us.  Thank You for being patient with us. Thank You for increasing Your presence, power, anointing, and abundance in our lives.  We give thanks to You and proclaim Your greatness.  Lord, we will let the whole world know what You have done in our lives.  We will sing to You the praises due Your Name and tell everyone about Your wonderful deeds.  We honor You and we bless You.  With all our souls and all that is within us, we bless Your Holy Name.  You have crowned us with loving-kindness and tender mercies and filled our lives with good things.  Your compassion towards us is unfailing and Your mercies are new every morning.  Lord, Your faithfulness is great towards us.

Righteous Father, Your Word tells us that if we forgive those who have sinned against us, then You, our Heavenly Father, will forgive us.  Today, we choose to forgive.  We declare that we will be patient with people and forgive those who have offended us personally.

Holy Spirit, we ask You to help all of us individually and as a community to forgive people who have hurt us.  Heal our emotions that have been wounded and teach us how to love unconditionally.  Help us to be quick to listen and slow to speak.  Holy Spirit, remind us to use Your power living on the inside of us which helps us in all things.  Remove all fear and continue to extend Your love and mercy toward us.  Lord, help us to extend mercy to others and forget the past so that we can move forward toward our futures.

Forgiving Father, we know that we have not always demonstrated Your character.  We acknowledge our sinfulness and ask You to have mercy upon us.  Please have mercy upon us and do not take Your Spirit from us.  We need You, although we do not always act as if we need You.  You are our strongtower; without You we will perish.  Please forgive us for not being forgiving.  Forgive us for holding grudges, thinking evil thoughts, and seeking revenge.  Forgive us for hatred and malice.  Forgive us for not letting Your love flow through us.  Forgive us for gossiping, lying and for rehearsing offenses in our minds.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all to forgive each other and other people, and please help us to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Write the person(s) name(s) and beside it write “you are forgiven”!  If you need to ask someone for forgiveness, then ask and move forward in your life.

Holy Spirit, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Lord, You are the eternal King, Your rule is everlasting.  All the people of the earth are nothing compared to You.  All of Your acts are just and true.  You alone have held the oceans in Your hand.  You measured the heavens with Your fingers and know the weight of the earth.  The Lord God Almighty is Your Name.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: I Chronicles 16:8-9, Psalm 103:1-5, Lamentations 3:22-23, Matthew 6:14, Psalm 51:11, Matthew 6:13, Daniel 4:34-35,37, Isaiah 40:12

Today, I will trust God to:

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