We’re taught to forgive when we are wronged, to turn the other cheek. Sometimes it’s even more difficult to forgive ourselves. May this prayer be our first steps in doing just that.
When I sin, I know you are
eager to forgive.
But sometimes I cannot
be quite so merciful with myself.
Teach me to be graceful with others
but also forgiving of myself when I stumble.
Allow peace to fill my heart,
and let me never forget that l am worth finding
when I stray too far.
Share this prayer with somebody who’s struggling with guilt. Remind them that nothing can turn God away from them.