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God of all Forgiveness

To know the freedom and joy of Your forgiveness is overwhelming. To be so undeserving, yet fully welcomed into the family of God is beyond wonderful. To be forgiven so much demands I forgive others.

Americans today have been taught to seek to be offended…to seek to be the victim…to cling to every hurt and reject the offender. We can never heal our nation that way. We can never restore unity if we demand revenge for every hurt.

Help me let go of my grievances. Give me the courage to ask for forgiveness. Give me the humility to be the first to lay down my bitterness and step forward to seek reconciliation. Make me a peacemaker. I know there is no place in heaven for an unforgiving spirit or a hardened heart.

AMEN’

Scripture: “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.” Proverbs 17:9

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