Prayer For Forgiveness

Prayer For Forgiveness; Forgiveness Prayers from different sources; Inspirational thoughts on forgiving others and yourself.

Resentment and anger are huge causes of stress!

Forgiveness does not mean having to like the person who hurts you.

prayer for forgiveness

It simply means you have to let it go, release the heavy burden, leave the past behind and move in a more positive direction - one that fills you with energy and passion and health and well-being.

This is not easy - though sometimes it can be...

But living without forgiveness is even harder.

You can also use a Prayer for Forgiveness for self-forgiveness.

Forgiving yourself will release you to starting to like yourself.

We hope you find a Prayer for Forgiveness that 'speaks'to you.



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Prayer for Forgiveness

The following prayers are from THE BRIDGE OF STARS: 365 Prayers, Blessings and Meditations from Around the WorldDevotional Books).

"O Lord, forgive our insensitivity to the needs of others, O Lord, forgive.
Our prejudice and fear that prevent us from loving, O Lord, forgive.
The narrowness of our vision and our shrinking from your demands, O Lord, forgive.
Our resentment against those who have hurt us, O Lord, forgive.
Our desire to do your work in our way, O Lord, forgive.
Our impatience with those who are different from us, O Lord, forgive.
Our failure to listen properly to other points of view, O Lord, forgive.
Our fear of coming out of the fortress of our own souls into fuller life and deeper love, O Lord, forgive."
~ #276, Modern prayer from Toronto, Canada ~

Transgressions

"All that we ought to have thought and have not thought;
All that we ought to have spoken and have not spoken;
All that we ought to have done and have not done;
For thoughts, words and works, pray we, O God, for forgiveness, and repent with penance."
~ #275, From the Zend-Avesta (6th century BCE), a Zoroastrian text, Persia ~

Love in Forgiveness

"I forgive you for what you have said and done.
I forgive you for what you believe to be true.
I forgive you for making light of the hurt you have caused.
I forgive you for not saying sorry.
I do not withhold my love. If I ever do so, please forgive me."
~ #279, Modern prayer from Tel Aviv, Israel ~

The Inner Temple

"First, I enter my inner temple, sprinkle waters from the sacred basin in a pure act of forgiveness.
Next, to complete my forgiveness, I open wide the doors of my inner temple to the one I have forgiven."
~ #280, Modern prayer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ~

"For violence I have committed mentally,
For violence I have committed verbally,
For violence I have committed physically,
I ask forgiveness."
~A Jain Prayer for Forgiveness ~
from Prayers for All PeopleDevotional Books)

Invocation of Forgiveness

"Today, I call on the powers of forgiveness,
the hope that heals & wipes away resentment,
I am ready to forgive & heal old wounds.
I forgive you for the past, making way for friendship &
to forgive all who have hurt me in the past, deliberately
or by accident. I am ready to forgive myself for errors
made & things I have done in the past that I regret."

A beautiful prayer for forgiveness

"Healing replaces resentment, peace replaces anger
as forgiveness grows inside me, my heart lightens.
filling me with a sense of wellbeing & acceptance,
I embrace forgiveness, the great healer of hearts."

A Prayer for Forgiveness

"I forgive myself for my failings,
I am human and have made mistakes,
I have not always been my best self,
sometimes, I have acted with malice,
may I see that my pettiness only hurts me,
unkindness given, will just rot my own soul,
may my spirit heal and may I do better today,
open my heart to share the best of myself.
Bless me, as I strive to make amends."

Abby Willowroot
InterFaith Prayers and Blessings

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