Prayer for Strength to forgive others

by Matthew (England)

Almighty Father,

I pray for forgiveness and that You give me the strength to forgive others; I pray also that You forgive them for their stubborness.

I humbly ask You for Strength to deal with the current situation I face, my future being so unsure makes my head and my heart ache and sometimes pride creeps in where Love should be. I pray that You soften the heart of others and make them realise how their actions affect our lives and that the people they listen to do not have their interest at heart. I pray that they return to the family and conquer their ignorance and pride.

I pray for a clear and vivid sign as to which direction I should take and to the decisions I make. I trust in You completely Almighty God and know that You will never steer me wrong.

Please give me the wisdom to appreciate Your signs and the understanding of the reasons behind the outcome. I will do what You deem best for me (and my children) and will continuously praise and thank You.

My works and deeds I shall do with Your Blessings and Grace and pray that you can see that my heart is sincere and my intentions are good.


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  1. Forgive

    I ask God that you assist me in my healing and help me forgive people that I thought were my friends , relatives that I thought had my back they had lied stole from me cheated and just created chaos! Please help me during this fragile chaotic time to prosper and heal in your name

  2. forgiveness

    I pray that I can forgive my husband for the two affairs that he had. Please help me to forgive him and believe his words (that he will never do it again). Please help me to see the good and positive changes that he has made as opposed to viewing him continuously in this negative light. Please help me to be a better Parent to our children and please help me to make the best decision for us. Please help my husband to learn to speak with honesty and sincerity while realizing the error of his ways. Please help me to realize that I can not change the past, but can work on building our relationships today for success in the future. Please allow me to follow my dreams without negativity, please allow me to go after the things that I desire. Please help me to provide a great future for our children and for each other. Please Help me to make the right choices in life with no fear. Please help me to remember the importance of forgiveness each day. Thank you. Amen.

  3. Please help me forgive others

    Dear, God please help me to forgive others, and help them to for give me for what every I have done to them. It was not my intentions to cause harm to any one. I try to live by the golden rule, but when working with women in the work place it is so hard. They have made my life a living hell, They have belittled, bullied, talked down to, and made to feel small and useless. I pray to God to humble me and give me a clean heart. God I pray for these women that their hearts will be soften. I love you God and I trust your will. I know that no weapon form against me will prosper, and that the truth will set you free. God you know my heart. God I pray for the program and the children in the program. I know you are in charge. I just want to do your will and not my will. Please help me Lord God to be a better person. In your name I pray Amen.

  4. Sad situation

    Please pray I can forgive my abusive ex husband who has caused such pain to so many people with his hate filled actions. Pray I can forgive his parents who know of his cruelty but choose to ignore it.
    Pray that healing and reconciliation will occur in split relationships in our family caused by my husband and that people will see through his nastiness very soon.
    Pray justice will occur and truth pevail.
    God Bless

  5. emotional

    dear lord, please allow me to forgive my husband for his emotional affair.. I pray that you give me the strength to forgive and move forward for the sake of our two children.

  6. Forgive

    I participated in an affair with a close friend of mine. He had said many things, but things said in lust and not in his clear mind. I pray that I can be forgiven for my sin, that he will be forgiven for his, and for strength for his wife, who has decided to remain with him. I deeply regret my bad decision and pray He brings me closer to Him through this. Amen

  7. Hurting from a Breakup

    I’m glad I found this prayer. I’m currently going through a breakup. It was his decision-not mine. It was unexpected and he didn’t give me a reason other than he wanted out. I’m hurt, angry, confused, and find it hard to forgive him when in the beginning he was the one that wanted to be in a committed relationship. I trusted him and now my trust is broken.

    I will read this prayer every day and in time my heart will heal. We both share mutual friends so there’s a chance I’ll see him again in the future…and if I do I want to be the better person.

  8. Thank you

    “In order for God to forgive us, we need to learn to forgive others as well.

    I am struggling to forgive my boyfriend for mistreating me, the lying, cheating, unfaithfulness in our currently 2 year relationship. I need strength to forgive him for every wrong he has done to me. Some days its so hard, but I know I will get through it with God and prayer. I need to stay strong and be continuous, and trust God to guide my path. If we were meant to be, God will bind us together with cords that canont be broken. I cannot hurt him the same way he hurt, I can’t hurt him at all. But I do pray that God works in him, and changes him for the better.

  9. Abused

    I’m so depress and scare my ex won’t leave me alone and he keeps hurting me in any way he canoe are separated he sends the police to my house with false avisas signs and he broke into my house I think he wants to kill me he try to rape my daughter he cheated with prostitus gave me an std and he keeps harassing me in any way I move to another place he already found out where I live he called my ex husband telling him lies because we have shared costudy and he wants for my ex husband no to let me see my kids he is horrible a predator im scare for my life and I’m so depress I even considered suicide to stop hurting I can’t believe that the person you though was good and suppost to protect you could hurt you so muchI’m hurting im humiliated I feel worthless and unlovable I’m ashamed for letting him hurt me so much physically psychologically,financially,verbally and the worst is emotionally I developed borderline personality disorder ptsd and anxiety I have to go to therapy now and take medicine I’m just dying the worse part is that I think o developed Stockholm syndrome because I change my number I have 0 contact with him and I miss him I know it sounds sick I hate him and I hate me for feeling like this is as if I miss him or I still want his approval on some kind of kindness what is wrong with me????

  10. prayer for healing and forgiveness

    My husband died of cancer in January 27th 2013 I have 2 children aged 15 and 11.He made a decision of spending his last days with his family in Pakistan when he found out he didn’t have long. It was all kept a secret until the day of his flight, with the help of his family in the uk. Me and the kids went to see him for knowing he was in a critical situation now, we came back on the 24th not being able to afford staying anymore as we had borrowed money to go. We had to say our goodbyes.we are all so hurt have no closure, unanswered questions of why he did this. Hurt me so much, I am angry have hatred towards him, have depression. Saying goodbye was the hardest thing and leaving him there. My children are struggling to carry on ever since. I want to be able to forgive him so that me and the kids are in peace. I want to be able to move on in my life. I pray for strength to forgive him. I pray for healing that this hurting goes away. I pray that this bad temper and emotions of crying goes away.
    I pray for you to guide me.

  11. Prayer for healing and forgiveness

    I am married with two kids. My husband is a seafarer, most of the time he is out of the country for work. There have been many times that we argue on some issues. Lately, it was different because he accused me of having an affair which I did not do. After awhile, I figure out that this whole started because of my mother in-law who keeps on feeding him wrong information. I was shattered, because husband believes his mom. I hated my mother-in-law so much that I don’t like to see or hear anything from her. The worst is my husband and I are not also in good terms because I don’t like that idea that he does not trust me at all. Please help to also pray for me. In JESUS name, I’m a faithful wife.

  12. </3

    My bestfriend and I have been snobbing each other for more than two weeks. It started from a small conflict then it became worse as the days past. Every time we met, it seems like we are stranger to each other. No talk, no greets, NOTHING. Which is a heartbreak on my part. It tears my heart day-by-day and my feelings are getting numb. I don’t want to end our friendship just because of this. I pray that somehow, this conflict and misunderstanding between us will be resolve and put to end. I pray that the pain in my heart will be healed and everything will be alright. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  13. help to forgive him.

    I hope one day i can find strength to forgive my sons father. 6yrs of verbal abuse and cheating. I have stayed around for my son who cried so much the day i was ready to leave. I have had my revenge and forgive me lord but im not sorry for what i did. Do unto others as they do unto you. Im not a mean person i keep to myself. I never understood why i have been put in this path of sadness. I always ask what did i do wrong in my life to be treated so bad. I pray one day i will be blessed with happiness and see a better life.
    Lord hear my prayers

  14. Forgiveness to move on

    I need to forgive my spouse for mistreating me n our kids sleeping with different women within our past 20 years for being together I font think not one time was he ever faithful to me but it u god who will take affect to him he still lies until this very day I learn he made a baby with this women n denied it to the end until I found papers n ask n he still denied the child until this very day still sees his baby moma I’m sick n tired of this so I asked for your prayers for forgiveness n guidance in my relationship I know many will say I’m crazy for stayin I just don’t know wat else to do I’m on my last string n the thread is very loose.. Thanks rica

  15. Prayer to Grant Mercy and Forgivess

    Dear Merciful God please grant me th strength to be humble and forgive. Let me reach inside my heart to the place were I have put the gift of mercy and forgivness and let my light shine outward from my soul and radiate upon my enemy utntil we stand in the same light as brothers. Let me give it as I would like to recieve it, with kindness, sincerity and humbleness for I too need forgiveness in the eyes of men and through your grace. Amen

  16. willingness to forgive

    I pray for strenght to forgive people whom I believed have wronged me.For wisdom to release forgiveness and guilt and realize that there is life awaiting to be lived in peace, harmony and love.

  17. thank you for the prayer

    thank u for da prayer lm so touched coz l cn now forgive those who have wronged me amen


    Thank you for this prayer. I have been struggling with disappointment with my spouse and that quickly has turned into anger, resentment and even hatred. I pray for the strength to forgive and love him again. Knowing that in forgiving him I free myself to accept God’s blessings in our lives. He cannot give what he does not yet have in him. He is operating at the level of consciousness that he now is. I forgive me for not forgiving him.

  19. strenght to go on

    God thank you for your prayer yes my heart hurt but i need toforgive in order to be forgiving give me the strentgh to forgive those who trespassed against us .amen

  20. That was written for me

    I feel like if I don’t forgive it will destroy all the good in me. God asks us to forgive those who hurt us so horribly and are not sorry. It is the hardest thing he asks us to do.

  21. she has no heart

    A woman in the Rio Grande valley whom I use to live with. I use to clean and wash her clothing all to kick me out for a gossip I never echoed. Good to know I do not exists in her life anymoreafterall she believed and practiced black. Magic. Not someone iwould consider. Family ever again. God really send a message to leave her side week’s ago.

  22. Irony removed

    So…a couple years ago I was lied to and taken advatange of by a man named Matt (Matthew) and quickly then betrayed by another Matthew. Today is a reminder of the lies and betrayal that took place and so in this time I was seeking a quick prayer to help me forgive them.
    God is great and led me to this prayer…written by none other than a man named Matthew! 🙂
    I feel like I have forgiven but I am holding on too tightly to this sense of revenge/redemption/apology etc.
    God bless you for your seeking his strength in your time of need! Thanjs for sharing!

  23. thank you ...

    I needed this prayer im.currently in a situation with the man I love and am in love with and had began to have anger and hate for him but the lord is steady touching my heart and I mist forgive Joshua because if I don’t then our marriage will be destroyed … so.I receive this message and prayer. Amen

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