Pause + Pray

Difficulty in Forgiving

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“Bear with each other and forgive one another. If any of you has a grievance against someone forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13). Each of us has made mistakes. We have all sinned and need God’s mercy. In humble gratitude, take care to give in the same spirit that you have received.


Holy Redeemer, though you did not know sin
you were made sin for us. You bore our faults on the cross
so we may know forgiveness and eternal life.
Give that same spirit to me now,
that I may forgive those who have wronged me
and so live into your love more fully.


Forgiving others is hard, maybe it even feels impossible. But for God all things are possible. Ask the Holy Spirit for the grace to forgive someone who has wronged you.

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