When forgiveness is difficult … sometimes we need to forgive, not once, but again and again …if the hurt, and the outcomes remain
In Jesus’ Name, Father,
help me to recover where injury goes beyond ordinary forgiveness and my hearts are in some way crushed, and my life changed and devalued. Help me to find a way to forgive when I cannot smile or encounter or remember the offending person with warmth because they have destroyed something in me.
Father please help me to forgive when I cannot forgive…and I cannot forgive because they do not understand how badly they have hurt me, and do not seek in any real way to acknowledge or try to heal the hurt they imposed on me. And even when I tried to tell them from the bottom of our heart but they would not listen, please help me to forgive.
Father help me to forgive when those who hurt my whole life do not even remember how badly they have wounded me, and go on/went on with their lives without concern, while Iremain still held in some kind of time capsule with the consequences of their unfeeling and uncaring and attack.
Father, help me to forgive when those who wounded us by ignoring our needs and requests, yet who desire us to ignore their offense, and expect us to respond to their hints or manipulations while they make no concessions or apologies.
Help us to forgive those who impose their own conditions and rules upon me when I am unable to defend or protect myself, without respecting that my hurt is real and radical, while they make/made me feel that they only desire my capitulation without justice, apology, or generosity from them.
Help me to forgive where, in my life, I have humbly given apology for my own offense and the response is silence and rejection.
Help me to forgive and heal when I am obsessed and oppressed by our resentment and hurt.
Father please free us, free me, in forgiveness and healing that comes from Your Son, innocent, and murdered, but forgiving.