Prayer For self Forgiveness – Are you hurt by someone you love or a close relation and you find it difficult to forgive? This article is for you. I pray that the Lord will open your inner understanding as you read it. I have seen different cases of people saying “ I can never forgive him, he hurts me so much”.
Many have been abused either by their spouse, parent, boss, or someone, and the bitter experience keeps ringing in your memory. To the extent that whenever you remember, you feel like destroying things, hitting someone, scattering everywhere. Yes, that’s what the spirit of unforgiveness can do, it brings anger and destruction.
When you think about the wrongdoings of people, especially those you trust, it is like a piercing sword in the heart, that never heals. Seeing them alone opens the sore, you wish you never meet them. Take it as another lesson learned, even Jesus Christ was betrayed, brutalized, and dehumanized, and he still prayed for them. He asks us to forgive those who offend us and love ourselves. Forgiving others is the key to forgiving yourself as it brings peace within you.
Truly, it hurts to be abused, cheated, or betrayed. I don’t know your exact situation but let me tell you this – “You cannot forgive yourself until you forgive others”.
Forgiveness is a spirit just like anger, this prayer for self-forgiveness will help you forgive those that might have hurt you, and as you forgive them, you are forgiving yourself.
Why You Need To Forgive others
As a follower of Christ, forgiveness is important, it is one of the key messages that Jesus preached, and it is also beneficial to your health.
Ephesians 4:31-32 says: Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Colossians 3:13 Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; has the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
We forgive because we are forgiven, Jesus Christ sacrificed himself to take our sins away. The book of Matthew 6:14-15, says For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
You forgive to heal, forgiveness brings healing to you and the person you are forgiving. It is like setting yourself free from bondage and clearing grudges out of your mind. In fact, some people say, forgiveness is the best revenge and a life’s teacher.
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However, forgiving someone does not mean you are weak, or the person did what is right, it is a means of making peace with each other and loving one another as the Lord commanded. In critical cases that are life-threatening, forgive and keep boundaries because your life matters.
Medically, forgiveness improves your mental and heart health, boosts your immunity, lowers your blood pressure, and reduces anxiety and stress. Unforgiveness leads to grudges and a prolonged grudge can make you bring bitterness and hatred into every new relationship due to past experience.
Don’t let your yesterday affect your tomorrow, forget the past, learn to forgive, and move on. As you begin to say a prayer for self-forgiveness, the Almighty God will heal your heart and give you a forgiven spirit.
How To Forgive Others
There are basically two steps to forgiving people. Although it is not easy, it is mandatory to forgive those that hurt us because God showed us mercy and he expects us to be merciful unto others. He says blessed are those that are merciful for their reward is a blessing. Now how do you forgive others?
1. Forgiving Yourself
Now, it is necessary that you forgive yourself. Just you live with pain others have caused you, you can also live with pains you might have caused yourself. Some of us have done terrible things in the past and the memory still haunts us today.
I know someone that was an alcoholic before he gave his life to Christ, the alcohol almost damaged his liver. When he became born again, he had to be spending on medications for liver treatment. His lifestyle and diet changed and each time he remember the pain he caused himself, he feels guilty.
You too might be crying within you for the pains you have caused someone or yourself in the past, and you find it difficult to forgive due to the agony. Start by forgiving yourself and letting the past go. Remember, old things have passed away since you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior.
2. Let Go
Truly, it is hard to let go in some situations. But when you let go and let God handle it, the reward is always greater than when you do it your way. God never sleeps, He rewards everyone according to their work. The best option is to let God have His way in every situation, trust me you will never regret it.
Pray to forgive yourself and others. how God to fit it and move on.
Prayer For Self Forgiveness
Prayer for self-forgiveness is a solemn prayer. Before you begin, worship God wholeheartedly by singing songs, thereafter, read Psalm 51.
Oh Lord, I am a sinner, many times have I sinned against thee, Father please have mercy on me. According to your words Oh Lord, you said you will have mercy on those you will have mercy, I ask for your mercy this day, Father please be merciful unto me.
I know I have done terrible things in the past and I’m not worthy to be your called your son or daughter. Father, I confess before you Oh Lord, forgive my sins and wash them away with the Blood of Jesus Christ.
Come and take your place within me Oh Lord and Let your Holy Spirit fill me. I need you now and forevermore and I promise never to back.
Heavenly Father, heal my heart of the pain my sins have caused me, heal my body and give me another chance to be whole again.
Prayer To Forgive others
Father your ask that we forgive others so that we can be forgiven, Lord I forgive all those that wronged me, forgive me Oh Lord.
Lord, I’m deeply hurt, heal my heart, heal my soul and wipe the bitter memory away.
I accept my faith Oh Lord, forgive those that hurt me and let me have peace of mind. I don’t want to remember the past, I want to move on, this I ask Oh God.
Dear Lord, please take away every spirit of bitterness, hate, and anger unforgiveness from me. Free my heart and let me have peace of mind.
I want to smile again Oh Lord, help me to forgive him and open a new chapter of life.
The prayer for self-forgiveness will not only help you to forgive yourself but also to forgive others. Before you can forgive yourself, ask God to help you to forgive yourself. Then, you think of forgiving others. The Lord sees the heart, He knows if your intentions are genuine Besides, prayers alone are not enough, your salvation matters. Ensure that you have a good relationship with God and man.
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