"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 ~
"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."