PRAYER TO LET GO OF
BITTERNESS AND UNFORGIVENESS
And be kind to one another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32)
Heavenly Father, You promised that in this world we
would have tribulations. Never did
you promise that we would have sunshine without the rain. Never did you say that we would be exempt from trials,
troubles or injustice.
I confess to You that the injustices perpetrated upon me
still ache deep within my soul. The
unforgiveness in my life works like a cancer, slowly eating away what spiritual
vitality I have.
Please forgive me for walking in unforgiveness.
My refusal to forgive only cheapens the debt You paid on my behalf to
forgive my sins. I realize my
refusal to forgive affects my relationship with You as well as those who have
harmed me (Matt. 6:14-15). Father, I don’t want to be like the servant
who was forgiven an enormous debt only to turn around and refuse to forgive
another man of a pittance.
In the world’s greatest act of injustice, You were
nailed to a cross on false charges. I
may have been wronged, but You suffered a far greater wrong than I ever will.
Yet hanging on the cross You cried out, “Father, forgive them for they
know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). Instill
within me the kind of love that releases people from their debt of offense.
So this day, I release to You debts I have held over the
heads of those who have wronged me. Father
please forgive me of my debts as I now forgive my debtors (Matt. 6:12). And may
my only remaining debt be a debt of love, even to those who have hurt me (Rom.
Liberate me from my bondage of unforgiveness and
bitterness. I want no part of
anything that hinders my walk with You. Remove
any cancerous root of bitterness, and heal the hurts buried deep inside with the
balm of Your Holy Spirit. I choose
to change the attitude of my heart toward those who have wronged me so I can
forgive them from my heart. Please
wipe away the memories that recount the injustices from the past and give me
discernment to avoid needless hurt and pain in the future.
Whenever those weeds of unforgiveness and bitterness
surface please show me that You love my offenders as much as You love me.
Remind me that even in those times when I have wronged You and sinned
against You, You still love me, accept me, and welcome me into Your arms.
Therefore, I leave the offenses of the past behind and clothe myself with Your love.
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