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A Prayer of Forgiveness and Release
The ability to forgive is essential to moving forward in life and being forgiven by God. When you choose to hold onto the hurt, you only punish and imprison yourself. The following prayer poem was written for a spiritual retreat as an encouragement to help participants release the pain of unforgiveness. Let the prayer settle in your spirit and allow God to soften your heart and eliminate the resistance so that you can be free.
Beloved Almighty Healer
and Sovereign Creator
of the universe;
Let your will, as it is in heaven,
be done in all the earth.
To the Son, Lord Jesus,
the anointed one
and ruler of my heart;
In you, I am forgiven and
have received a prosperous
Precious Holy Spirit,
my comforter and peace;
Thank you for continual revelations
of all the negative and hindering
things I must release.
I surrender my life totally–
Heart, mind, body and soul;
Search me, purge me,
and cleanse me
of past issues I have yet to let go.
I confess all erroneous thinking,
poor choices and actions
not aligned with You,
Which resulted in
that were challenging to survive through.
I now release pain, hurt, trauma and
the disappointment in my life,
Forgiving self first and then all others
I perceived as contributors to my experiences of strife.
I petition You, Lord, with this heartfelt prayer of forgiveness and release,
And trust that the healing and wholeness begun in me will be made complete.
For past, present, and future
Healing on deeper levels,
I thank you in Jesus name.
And So It Is! Amen.
Jo Anne Meekins