Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Prayer for Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Lord’s Day

O God,

As we worship you today, we celebrate the fact that through the death of Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven.

As we celebrate the forgiveness that we receive, remind us of the privilege and responsibility we have to share forgiveness with others.

We confess how hard it is for us to forgive. We confess that we’d rather hold on to our self-righteousness and judgmentalism. We confess that we’d rather nurture our anger and harbor our desire for vengeance.

But God, the grace you have given us is amazing. How can we not be so affected by it that it causes us to treat others as you have treated us?

It’s easy for us to try to find reasons not to forgive. Help us instead to find ways to forgive.

Let your forgiveness permeate us so much that we can’t help but have it flow out to others.


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