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Forgivness

on March 19, 2017

Father we thank you for the forgiveness that you have given us through the sacrifice that was made on the cross.  We thank you that your word says Who is a God like You, who forgives wickedness And passes over the rebellious acts of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He [constantly] delights in mercy and lovingkindness (Micah 7:18).  We thank you God that you wipe out all our transgressions and you will not remember our sins (Isaiah 43:25).  We thank you that if we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, you are faithful and just [true to your own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with your will and purpose] (1 John 1:9).  We thank you that for if we forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], you as our heavenly Father will also forgive us (Matthew 6:14). So  God, we need your help to forgive ourself and others.  Help us give the gift of forgiveness as you have shown us.  Let us not be easily offended or live in the offenses of what others have done to us.  Let us be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry (James 1:19).

For any offenses that we are still holding onto, we release them all to you today.  Lead us God out of the hurt and pain of our past and let us walk in the freedom, love and forgiveness that you have given us.  Help us to demonstrate your unconditional love toward everyone, even those who have hurt us.  Help us see all those who have offended us through your eyes as a child of God and loved by you.  Since we are forgiven by you, let us walk in total forgiveness to those who have trespassed against us.  As we began to walk in forgiveness, let our hearts no longer be troubled and let us be filled with your peace.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence] and let us be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you (Ephesians 4:31-32).  Lord help us love  our enemies and bless those who curse us.  Help us to pray for those who offend us so that we may show them mercy, be quick to forgive them, and our hearts may be softened toward them

Expose any unforgiveness that we have in our heart that we don’t know about. Help us to understand the depth of the forgiveness you have given us so that we don’t get stuck in unforgiveness toward others.  Lord, if we forget that we are forgiven have the Holy Spirit remind us of the sacrifice Jesus made for our own forgivness.   Guide us in bearing graciously with one another, and willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as you Lord have forgiven us, so should we forgive (Colossians 3:13).

Lord we forgive ourselves from all the negative and harmful things that we have ever said about ourselves and others.   Help us to forgive ourselves for the times when we felt like we failed you and ourelves.   Saturate our heart, mind and thoughts with your love.  Help us to always use our tongue to speak life into ourselves and others.  Help us to see the beauty in ourselves and in others as you see it.

Lord forgive us for blaming you for our actions, other people hurting us, and things that have happened in our lives that we did not like.  Lord we repent of our sins and ask that you forgive us as we forgive those of have trespassed against us.  Let us not entertain any sin in our heart Lord for we don’t want anything to come between our relationship with you.  Have mercy on us  where ever we struggle with sin in our daily lives.  Gives us your grace to overcome the sins we struggle with today.  Reveal to us if there is any sin that we need to confess to you and be willing to repent for it.  And let the necessary changes be made in us to walk completely in the forgiveness that has been given to us.  Let wrong thinking and bad habits be replaced with right thinking and healthy habits that come from you.  And Lord if there is anyone that holds unforgiveness toward us, let their hearts be softened and willing to forgive us for what we have done to them.

In Jesus Name We Pray, AMEN!!!


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