Pray With Us: Forgive Others

 

 

Pray With Us: Forgive Others

Father,

You said it so simply: “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” But it gets confusing sometimes when people hurt us. The world tells us to hold the grudge, to hurt them back, to let them get what they deserve.

Yet, the gospel.

Jesus, You did it for me. Even when I was still a sinner You loved me to death. You forgive me over and over and over again…70 times 70.

Give me the courage to be a forgiver. Help me to extend gospel love to those who hurt me and those I love. Help me to be someone that the world knows is a Christian by my love. Because I know the world is watching, and I know there is nothing more scandalous than gospel love. Use my forgiveness as a witness of Your love.

Amen