Christ, I ask today to forgive everyone in my life. I know that You will give me
the strength to forgive and I thank You that You love me more than I love myself
and want happiness more than I desire it for myself.
forgive me for the times I blamed You when death has come into the family, when
I experienced hard times and financial difficulties, or what I thought were
punishments set by You and people said "It's God's will", and I became
bitter and resentful towards You. Purify my heart and mind today.
forgive myself for my sins, faults and failings, for all that is bad in myself
or that I think is bad, I forgive myself. For any delving in superstition, using
ouija boards, horoscopes, going to sťances, using fortune telling or wearing
lucky charms, I reject all that superstition and choose You alone as my Lord and
Savior. Fill me with your Holy Spirit.
forgive myself for taking Your name in vain, not worshipping You by attending
church, for hurting my parents, getting drunk, for sins against purity, bad
books, bad movies, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, ______________. You
have forgiven me, today I forgive myself. Also for abortion, stealing, lying,
defrauding, hurting people's reputation, I forgive myself.
forgive my mother. I forgive her for all the times she hurt me, she resented me,
she was angry with me and for all the times she punished me. I forgive her for
the times she preferred my brothers and sisters to me. I forgive her for the
times she told me I was dumb, ugly, stupid, the worst of the children or that I
cost the family a lot of money. For the times she told me I was unwanted, an
accident, a mistake or not what she expected. I forgive her.
I forgive my
father. I forgive him for any non-support, any lack of love, affection or
attention. I forgive him for any lack of time, for not giving me his
companionship, for his drinking, arguing and fighting with my mother or the
other children. For his severe punishments, for desertion, for being away from
home, for divorcing my mother or for any running around, I do forgive him.
Lord, I extend
forgiveness to my sisters and brothers. I forgive those who rejected me, lied
about me, hated me, resented me, competed for my parents' love, those who hurt
me, who physically harmed me. For those who were too severe on me, punished me
or made my life unpleasant in any way, I do forgive them.
forgive my spouse for lack of love, affection, consideration, support,
attention, communication, for faults, failings, weakness and those other acts or
words that hurt or disturb me.
forgive my children for their lack of respect, obedience, love, attention,
support, warmth, understanding, for their bad habits, falling away from the
church, any bad actions which disturb me.
forgive my in-laws, my mother-in-law, father-in-law, sons/daughters-in-law and
other relatives by marriage, who treat my family with lack of love. For all
their words, thoughts, actions or omissions which injure and cause pain, I
Please help me
to forgive my relatives, my grandmother and grandfather, aunts, uncles, cousins,
who may have interfered in our family, been possessive of my parents, who may
have caused confusion or turned one parent against the other.
Jesus, help me
to forgive my colleagues who are disagreeable or make life miserable for me. For
those who push their work off me, gossip about me, won't cooperate with me, try
to take my job, I do forgive them.
need to be forgiven, Lord. For all their noise, letting their property run down,
not tying up their dogs who run through my yard, not taking in their trash
barrels, being prejudiced and running down the neighborhood, I do forgive them.
I now forgive
all priests, pastors, nuns and religious brothers, church leaders and elders, my
parish, my parish ministries, Rev._____________, Bishop___________ and my
church_________________ for their lack of support, affirmation, bad sermons,
pettiness, lack of friendliness, verbal abuses, not providing me or my family,
even in the distant past, I forgive them today.
those of different religious denominations who have tried to convert me,
harassed me, attacked me, argued with me, forced their views on me.
forgive all those who are of different persuasions, those of opposite political
views who have attacked me, ridiculed me, discriminated against me, made fun of
me, economically hurt me. Those who have harmed me ethnically, have
discriminated against me, mocked me, made jokes about my race or nationally,
hurt my family physically, emotionally or economically, I do forgive them today.
forgive all professional people who have hurt me in any way: doctors, nurses,
lawyers, judges, politicians and all civil servants. I forgive all service
people: policemen, firemen, bus drivers, hospital workers and especially
repairmen who have taken advantage of me in their work.
forgive my employer for not paying me enough money, for not appreciating my
work, for being unkind and unreasonable with me, for being angry or unfriendly,
for not promoting me, and for not complementing me on my work.
forgive my schoolteachers and instructors of the past as well as the present.
For those who punished me, humiliated me, insulted me, treated me unjustly, made
fun of me, called me dumb or stupid, made me stay after school, I forgive them
forgive my friends who have let me down, lost contact with me, do not support
me, were not available when I needed help, borrowed money and did not return it,
gossiped about me.
Lord Jesus, I
especially pray for the grace of forgiveness for that one person in my life who
has hurt me the most. I ask to forgive anyone who I consider my greatest enemy,
the one who is the hardest to forgive or the one who I said I will never
Lord, I beg
pardon of all these people for the hurt I have inflicted on them, especially my
mother and father, and my marriage partner. I am especially sorry for the three
greatest hurts I have inflicted on each.
Jesus, that I am being freed of the evil of unforgiveness. Let Your Holy Spirit
fill me with light and let every dark area of my mind be enlightened. Amen.
In Him we have
redemption, through His Blood the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the
riches of God's grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding
(Eph 1: 7-8)