A Prayer For The Grace To Forgive


Dear Lord, I come to you with a heart that is heavy with resentment. The hurt I carry with me is taking its toll… slowly closing the door of my heart to love. I have been unjustly hurt and I don’t want to forgive, yet, I beg you to grant me the grace to forgive the one who has hurt me, even though the very thought of doing so is painful to me.

Turn my eyes now to you and show me your wounds. Show me your bloody face. Show me your torn flesh. Help me to always remember that you are the True Victim who was suffered the most unjust hurt ever know to humankind. Give me the grace to be sorrowful for my sins that nailed you to the cross and whisper in my ear your loving words, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” With your tenderness, O Lord, I know my heart will melt and be filled with your love, that I may forgive my offender. Amen.

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44).



  1. Carol-1112656 March 21, 2015 Reply

    What a wonderful article on forgiveness! I needed that so much as I was hurt deeply by someone I loved
    who led me on and married another woman. This article helped to heal my brokenness. Thank you so much
    and God bless you.


  2. Yvonne-985072 June 30, 2013 Reply

    Thank you so very much for this avenue to feel at home in Christ. I am able to forgive and move on from a pain that was deep. Now with God, my angel(Charlie) and one single man that can and is willing to share my crazy and fun life…..again Thank you and go in Christ.

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