Let there be forgiveness in my heart and a true sense of renewal in my soul this Christmas.

by M (New Haven, CT. USA)

Lord, I cannot understand why I was abused sexually and verbally by loved ones in my family when I was a child. I cannot understand why classmates abused me verbally because I was overweight and why today I still cannot fit into the norms of society. It has been a rough road full of bumps yet, I know you love me and you hold me close to your Sacred Heart.

I now seek healing I have been longing for all my life from those people who used me as a door mat. I do not seek vengeance but just healing, peace and the ability to let it go! I ask that I be dead to my past and move forward. For Lord I am so very tired from all the anger and worry.

Let there be forgiveness in my heart and a true sense of renewal in my soul this Christmas. Please release my chains and allow me to be free of this torment that burdens my soul.