Prayer for Forgiveness


#1

Prayer for Forgiveness

Dear God, I most humbly ask for Your forgiveness.
I know some of my thoughts and actions have caused pain or sorrow to others.
Guide me to walking more clearly on Your path so that I may be a blessing to others.
Please help me become more aware of what I say and do.
Please let me feel Your love so that I may experience peace and be forgiven by those I have hurt. Amen.


#2

In spirit, I kneel to ask forgiveness for good intentions gone awry. Perhaps you will not forgive or perhaps you will never inform me if you do forgive, yet I mean only kindness to others and to you. If I lose your friendship, I still love and pray for you and those with you.

Some day, through God’s mercy I will enter heaven and will never again make mistakes that cause others hurt, nor will others again wound me. I take comfort that those who cannot forgive or understand my motives must do so then. Until then your judgements of me — as the person, you deem me or the wrong you believe of me—remain until God who loves us can speak some kindness and perhaps even some truth in your heart for me.

“I bless you. I bless your thoughts and feelings. I bless your family, I bless your ventures, and I bless your life.” The power of those words is God’s not mine. I only bless you in God’s name, for He loves you profoundly. I forgive you, where there are things to forgive even if you never acknowledge them and or do not value me even enough to see them. How can I blame you? I place you in God’s care and ask His threefold blessing for you.


#3

Understanding

My dear, I love you,
but the reasons matter not.
One cannot argue with the fact of love
which is entirely of the stuff of God.

Yet, my dear, we sometimes seem estranged!
my thought and heart have failed to closely match your own
and we leave each other alien for a while–
even perhaps wounded for life–
though both are imaged in love of the same eternal God!

The wonder perhaps is that we meet at all
for each created being is possessed of logic,
of identity unique within itself
which only appears reflected in others’ lives and thoughts
for none can know or judge but by a private consciousness.

Each soul remains hidden within divine Love’s mysteries
manifest in wondrous individual expression.
It is a whole world, formed and blessed,
and burdened with heavy crosses, perhaps?
a world in value, goodness and giving apparently slight?
yet perhaps its’ all–the sum of what God grants it
for His own secret delight!

After death many surprises await,
of treasure buried in simple human hearts
concealed perhaps in ugly shapes, foolish deeds and ordinary lives
and in lives that others might choose to brush aside or to crush
as crippled, useless, unbalanced, peculiar, unwanted, unworthy…

He miniaturises His special created delights sometimes–
persons negligible even to themselves.
And it pleases Him that our least ones He shall exalt
before the vast and great and good.

From Him alone
comes union and mutual understanding of souls, minds and hearts.
True comprehension waits upon
the fullness of eternal communion, begun in Eucharist.
Until then I only know, like you, the truths as I allow Him
to speak them in my limited, biased self.

I cannot know and love you, dear, nor you myself,
unless God grants this gift.
This does not mean that I do not love you.
Just that I love the best that I can.
Forgive me all the rest. And I, you too.

Trishie


#4

I don’t know what prompted your thread, whether it was a blanket random thing, or you’re feeling bad about something, so just in case you’re hurting about it, I’ll include this that I wrote wryly regarding myself once. If it’s sad you’re feeling, maybe it will lighten things up for you! I can’t magine how you hurt anyone as you always seem courteous and caring!

God’s fool

Lord, when I answered Your call,
and accepted Your offered employment,
I wasn’t aware that Your heavenly court
was short of one clowning jester!

It is really great if it gives You a laugh–
some comic relief,
‘mid humanity’s grief!

Okay Lord, I’ll stay on as Your trusting bumbler,
growing humbler with each dusty fall,
yearning that far day of freedom–
the eternal embrace of Your heart!

I’ll give my fool’s best in brave exile
till You search out a better replacement–
if You’ll flow Your love through my antics to others,
and make pure my whole self in Your sight!

If you are sad, cheer up. We all mess up sometimes. Okay, well Ido!


#5

“goforgoal” :hug1: God bless you, dear soul. You’re in my prayers. Recently, I caused distress to another person; and although my words were not intended to irritate or wound, nevertheless… they did. :sad_yes: I’ve been very sad about it. So, I understand the sadness of your heart in this.

You are a wonderful, caring member of this forum. May God restore His awesome peace to your heart.

“Trishie” Your prayers have been a great help to me, as well… with my recent sadness. Thank you for your wonderful presence and spirituality. You are a gift to these forums.

God bless you both.
MV :slight_smile:


#6

Trishie and MarieVeronica Please do forgive me for not responding to both of your posts earlier and yes I do realize that it has been what 2 or 3 years?

At the time, I wasn’t feeling sad, bad, guilty, distressed or anything I simply had this Prayer card which I received at an annual Marian Shrine and I believe that Prayers should be shared.

We need to forgive others, forgive ourselves, and to frequent the Sacrament of Confession where we receive His forgiveness.

God bless,

goforgoal

Prayer for Forgiveness

Dear God, I most humbly ask for Your forgiveness.
I know some of my thoughts and actions have caused pain or sorrow to others.
Guide me to walking more clearly on Your path so that I may be a blessing to others.
Please help me become more aware of what I say and do.
Please let me feel Your love so that I may experience peace and be forgiven by those I have hurt. Amen


#7

That’s such a beautiful prayer.


#8

Thank you and God bless you for the comment domandcarols but please give all credit and thanks to God.

**Prayer for Forgiveness

Dear God, I most humbly ask for Your forgiveness.
I know some of my thoughts and actions have caused pain or sorrow to others.
Guide me to walking more clearly on Your path so that I may be a blessing to others.
Please help me become more aware of what I say and do.
Please let me feel Your love so that I may experience peace and be forgiven by those I have hurt. Amen**


#9

Prayer for Forgiveness

Dear God, I most humbly ask for Your forgiveness.
I know some of my thoughts and actions have caused pain or sorrow to others.
Guide me to walking more clearly on Your path so that I may be a blessing to others.
Please help me become more aware of what I say and do.
Please let me feel Your love so that I may experience peace and be forgiven by those I have hurt. Amen


#10

Prayer for Forgiveness

Dear God, I most humbly ask for Your forgiveness.
I know some of my thoughts and actions have caused pain or sorrow to others.
Guide me to walking more clearly on Your path so that I may be a blessing to others.
Please help me become more aware of what I say and do.
Please let me feel Your love so that I may experience peace and be forgiven by those I have hurt. Amen


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