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Pause and Pray

To Restore the Relationship, Let the Grievance Go

Restoring the Relationship

Reflect

When we have been hurt by someone we loveor we have wronged themthe 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.


Pray

God,
s
hine 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.
Amen.


Act

When you make this prayer today, offer up to God one grievance that you have been holding. Pray for the grace to be freed from this burden.


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