Daily Forgiving Prayer
Forgiving others is not only hard, it is humanly impossible. We are dependent upon the power of God, accessed by prayer, by faith, through the Holy Spirit in our inner-being. Here is what Paul writes,
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Eph 3:14-21)
Why word for word? We are trying to help you shape a new habit that can compete with the deeply dug neural networked habits in your brain now that have gotten you stuck.
There are two Biblical references in the prayer that you may not be familiar with: 1) The Boneheaded Servant and the Magnanimous King and 2) splagchnizomai. Check out the following video from our Engage: Can’t Forgive series. It should answer all of your questions. The series can be purchased from the Shop.Click To Order Prayer Cards