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Prayer To Help Me To Forgive

My Lord, help me forgive when everything inside me tells me not to. Help me let go when my heart is so wounded that I feel it’s breaking. Open my eyes to things that can heal me, things that can comfort me and make me stronger. Hold my hand and let me cry on Your shoulder. Take me to places I’ve never been, let me stand on the highest mountain, so I can see how foolish I am for clinging to my anger. Show me a glimpse of Your greatness, so that I can make it my treasure when everything else seems to crumble around me.

Teach me to make the best of all the painful circumstances in my life and help me love the people who hurt me as You love us all, although we hurt You every day by our words, thoughts and actions. Give me the wisdom to see beyond this moment, to understand and accept the deepest motivations that make people hurt other people. Give me the inner strength to heal and not to break, to comfort and not to destroy, to repay good for evil and love for hatred.

And last, but not least, make my faith stronger, so that I can cope with moments like this in the future. Turn every experience into a magic well, from which I can always draw drops of strength and wisdom. Teach me the alchemy of love, which changes dust and mud into gold and makes everything worthwhile. For You are the only help I’ve got and in You I put all my trust now and forever.



Bernie said...

Thank you for this lovely prayer filled with compassion and understanding

Anonymous said...

I needed that prayer, thank you so much for writing such a lovely prayer. I will comment it to memory, for I struggle at times with forgiveness.

Anonymous said...

I came upon your prayer just after writing a letter to my estranged daughter. In the letter I explained my hurt, acknowledged her hurt, and forgave her, hoping that she will forgive me. It all sounded right;but I was afraid that I would fail at truly forgiving. Then, I find your prayer! I will pray this prayer daily and trust that God will make one of his many miracles happen. I will be free from the bondage of bitterness and resentment and free to love unconditionally as God does.

So thank you for your prayer and Thank God For sending to me!
Amen I say Amen.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I texted this to my boyfriend. We are going through a rough time right now. I have to learn to forgive just as I expect to be forgiven. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH. GOD bless!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this prayer. It really helped.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Eliza - helps me in my fight to forgive a guy i was angry at but remembered "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood".

Funny think is I called him to express my anger but he missed my call! So i had a chance to seek Gods advice!

The devil uses people to anger us to cause us to sin.

Rebuke the devil and he will flee from you.

One way I found that works is to do the opposite to your natural reaction.

Anonymous said...

Found your wonderful prayer when I was searching for a blog about forgiveness & forgiving someone. Your prayer touched me deeply because it's what I just really needed at the moment. Thank you & God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much Master. You again reached me through Eliza.

I am still hurting, feeling bad and angry at those who did this to me. But Eliza, your prayer is helping. Thankyou.

May God bless all of us.

Eliza said...

Thanks to all who posted encouraging feedback on this prayer. I'm struggling with forgiveness myself at the moment and your generous comments helped a lot.

God bless you.


Anonymous said...

Today, I began a 7 week Forgiveness program and needed a prayer that resonated with me... I found your prayer, thank you for sharing your gift!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this prayer. I've been harboring a great deal of anger towards two people that hurt me very deeply. I've done all I can to forgive but have found the resentment still very heavy in my heart. I feel lighter having said your prayer and will continue to say it until I feel clear of this anger and am able to truly, wholly, and completely forgive. Thank you for sharing this prayer. You are a true blessing.

Anonymous said...

Dealing with my husband infidelity with his sister friend. I have unforgiveness towards them...i will pray this prayers because the bitterness has consumed me,however God is able to pull me out....

Myrna said...

Its 6:34 am in New York City and all theses days i've been hurt and broken hearted by my husband by the way he hurts me with his words but yet Jesus said that we must forgive and be compassion but we live in a world that its so cruel and i always have pray so many beautiful prayers from your site but this one was meant for me today thank you as you know how hard it is to forgive when someone that you love has hurted you so deeply.

Anonymous said...

my heart has been filled with so much anger, resentment and bitterness lately not just because of one thing but of the many things that have happened to me over the last 5 years. i feel like i've reached a breaking point, and googled 'how to forgive' and this prayer of yours came up. thank you for reminding me of the so long lost relationship i had with christ. i've lost my way from him because of those who say they are christians and those very same people have hurt me in the deepest ways unimaginable. my anger towards them has also angered me against my own faith, and every time i hear the mention of church, god, or even a worship song on the radio - i go through crying spells...and it's because my greatest struggle is not just forgiving them but forgiving myself for trusting everyone but Christ. I don't know how I'll get there, but this prayer has calmed me today. for today i'm reminded of Jesus' gift. so thank you.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

How do i let go of this hatred and anger inside me. i read this over and over again. it helps each time i read it but the next day it's a cycle right over again. i want to forgive and forget and try to fix things but i dont know how to let it go. it hurts so much and the things that were said were also very hurtful. it's literally inbeded in my head. please! anyone who has suggestions, please any advice would be great! Thanks Eliza for this prayer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the prayer, God bless.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this powerful prayer. I will meditate on it every day. I need to forgive the father of my children who threw me out of our home 4 years ago after 22 years of marriage. I need to move on but have not been able to forgive. Now I can do that and move on with my life. Once again I thank you.

Anonymous said...

Love this I definitely needed to hear this I struggle with forgiveness

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