When we have been hurt or wronged by someone we love, the lasting effect is a strained relationship. Forgiveness isn’t just about letting our grievances go. Forgiveness is the path to restoring the love that binds us to God and to one another.
God, shine your loving mercy upon me now.
Let the flames of your spirit sear away
the callouses of my heart.
Soften my spirit.
Remove what estranges me from you
and my sisters and brothers,
that I may live in peace and bear witness to your compassion.
When you make this prayer today, offer up to God one grievance you have been holding on to. Pray for the grace to be freed from this burden.