Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:12-15 (NIV)
Father, I beg You to please forgive me for not loving others as You have loved me. Forgive me for harboring hatred, unforgiveness and criticism against my brothers and sister in Christ. I repent of my sins today in Jesus’ name. Please give me Your anointing that I may be clothed with the compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience of Christ. Help me to remember everyday the humiliation, pain, suffering and sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for an undeserving sinner like me. Help me to be motivated and inspired by Christ’s example to forgive others who are undeserving. Please give me the wisdom and strength to forgive those who have hurt me and are still hurting me. Please give me the grace and peace to forgive those who disrespect me, disregard me and who are seeking to take my life. I want my life to be a living illustration of Your unconditional love and unending mercy and forgiveness. Let the peace of Christ rule in my heart always. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray, Amen.