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A Prayer of Forgiveness

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 100, Hebrews 12:14-15

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Alan Brandt was quoted in print in 1995 as saying “Being resentful, they say, is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die” and the same year he was also quoted as saying “Resentment is like taking poison and hoping it’ll kill someone else.” www.quora.com

 

Scriptural Prayer:


Beloved Father, thank You for loving, forgiving and saving us.  Thank You for giving us opportunities each day to show love and forgiveness to others.  Thank You for increasing Your presence, power, anointing and abundance in our lives. Lord, You are great!  You are most worthy of praise! No one can measure Your greatness. We will let all that is within us praise You, Lord; with our whole hearts, we will praise Your Holy Name.  We will never forget the good things You do for us. You forgive all our sins and heal all diseases. You crown us with lovingkindness and tender mercies. You fill our lives with good things so that our youth is renewed like that of the eagle’s!  

 

Righteous Father, Your Word says that we are to make allowance for the faults of others and forgive anyone who offends us.  We remember that You forgave us, so we, therefore, must forgive others. We will be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.  We will intentionally show deep love for each other and for our family members and friends because love covers a multitude of sins. We will not copy the behavior and customs of this world but will let You transform us into new persons by changing the way we think.  Then we will learn to know Your will for us, Lord, which is good and pleasing and perfect. We confess that we will not worry about anything; instead, we will pray about everything.  We will tell You what we need and thank You for all You have already done. Through prayer, we will be strengthened with all Your glorious power so we will have all the endurance and patience needed.  May we be refilled daily with Your joy.

 

Holy Spirit, help us understand that You love us unconditionally and that You are a forgiving God.  Reveal any unforgiveness that is in our hearts and give us wisdom and courage to seek spiritual and/or professional counseling.  Help us understand unforgiveness, which is classified as a disease in medical books, can lead to heart disease, cancer and other stress-related illnesses.  Touch and renew our hearts so that we release the past and go forward, fully forgiving others of any offenses. Give us the peace and freedom that come from letting go and allowing You to fill our hearts with love.

 

Forgiving Father, please forgive us for all acts of sinfulness including jealousy, contempt, pride, bitterness, hatred, malice and holding grudges.  Forgive us when we engage in acts of unforgiveness such as arguments, criticism, lying, gossiping and vengeful acts within our families, friends, workplace and community relationships.  Forgive us for expecting to be forgiven by You when we choose not to forgive others for past offenses.   Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind all of us of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick 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 reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, reveal how I can pray to forgive myself and others today.

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

 

Triumphant 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:  Psalm 145:1-3, Psalm 103:1-5 (NKJV), Colossians 3:13, James 1:19, 1 Peter 4:8, Romans 12:2, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 1:11, Matthew 6:13, Daniel 4:34-35,37, Isaiah 40:12

April 21: A Prayer of Repentance

Loving Father, thank You for providing this special time of year for us to examine our lives. Thank You for Your Word which is a lamp to guide our feet and a light for our path. Thank You for sometimes allowing us to suffer afflictions and trials, for You are always faithful to bring us out with a greater knowledge of who we are in Christ. Thank You for the Holy Spirit who lives inside of us to lead and guide us every day. How good it is when we come together as a Body of Christ to sing praises to You! Throughout our lives, You have been faithful to heal our broken hearts and bandage our wounds. You support the humble, but bring the wicked down into the dust. We sing out our thanks to You, Lord. Your delight is in those who fear You; who put our hope in Your unfailing love. We give You glory! You have truly blessed us within our own homes. You send peace across our nation and satisfy our hunger with the finest wheat. We praise You, Lord!

Heavenly Father, we know that only those whose hands and hearts are pure can stand in Your Holy presence. We cannot worship idols and we must never tell lies. We know that if we want to receive Your blessing, we must first have right relationship with You. We are intentionally taking the time to examine ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to show us where we have sinned. As the Body of Christ, we prepare our hearts and lift up our hands to You in prayer. We denounce our sins and leave our iniquity behind us. As we repent, we expect our faces to brighten with innocence.  We will be strong and free of fear. Misery has to flow away from us like water and our righteousness is brighter than the noonday. We look forward to being in Your presence. Father, we come before You, running with purpose in every step, not just shadowboxing. We commit to discipline ourselves to do what we should so that our witness to those who do not know You will not be disqualified.

 

I am not perfect, but I know that I can do better in the following areas of my life:

 

 

 

 

Holy Spirit, in our own strength, our efforts to change are futile. We ask You to help us release total control of our lives into Your hands. With Your help we can overcome our sinful ways. Lead us daily and remind us that we have been bought with a high price. Remind us of the spiritual laws You have taught us and help us to store the Father’s commands in our hearts. Help us to trust in You with all our hearts and get away from depending on our own understanding. Remind us to seek the Father’s will in all that we do. Help us not to be impressed with our own wisdom, but instead, strengthen us to fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Holy Spirit, show me the sins that have a foothold in my life. (List those areas). I will take the following actions to break sin’s hold on my life:

 

 

 

Merciful Father, forgive us collectively and individually for the sins that we have committed against You. Forgive us for being prideful and deceiving ourselves. Forgive us for repeatedly making empty promises to You. Forgive us for being so quick to rush into sin. Forgive us for spending more time watching TV, texting, tweeting, and talking on Facebook, than praying, reading Your Word, and manifesting Your Kingdom by helping others. Forgive us for behaving disrespectfully toward our spiritual leaders when they rebuke our disobedience. Forgive us for lying, gossiping, and holding grudges against our brothers and sisters in Christ. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick 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.)

 

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

 

Magnificent King, You count all the stars and call them all by name. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension! All glory to You alone, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.