Forgiveness means that I continually am willing to forgive the other person. Forgiveness is liberating. I release the past and move on. I acknowledge my feelings and give myself time to heal. I go forward with a clear mind and an open heart.
The Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. (Colossians 3:13)
PRAYER SPACE – FORGIVENESS IN A MANGER
Jesus was born in a manger because the innkeepers turned Mary and Joseph away. Sometimes we do and say unkind things to ourselves and to others. Have you done anything that you need to say sorry for?
Take some time to think about what you want to say sorry. Write them on a card and place it in the manger.
Dear God, I pray for the grace of forgiveness for that one person in life who has hurt me the most. Give me the strength to forgive myself of my own failings and sins. Free me of all anger, bitterness, hate and unforgiveness.