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A Prayer for Healing and Forgiveness: Letting Go of Past Hurts



Dear Lord,


Today, I come before You with a heart seeking peace and release from the burdens of the past. I ask for Your divine assistance in forgiving someone who has caused me pain. Their actions and behavior have left a deep imprint, and I find myself struggling with negative thoughts and painful memories.


“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). Lord, I pray for Your healing touch on my heart. Help me to let go of the hurt, the resentment, and the anger that linger in my mind. Grant me the strength to release these heavy chains, so I may find freedom in forgiveness.


In Your mercy, help me understand that forgiveness isn't just for the one who wronged me, but it's a gift I give myself – a path to emotional and spiritual liberation. Replace the intrusive thoughts with Your peace and love, and heal the parts of me that still ache.


Lord, guide me in understanding that letting go of the past does not mean forgetting, but it means choosing not to let it control my present and future. Fill me with Your grace, so I can move forward, free from the shadows of these memories.


May Your wisdom show me the way to forgive genuinely, not just in words, but in heart and spirit. Help me to find compassion for those who have wronged me, as You have shown endless compassion to us all.


In the light of Your love, I pray for a heart unburdened by the past and a spirit renewed for the journey ahead.


As it is written in Colossians 3:13 (NIV): "Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."


In Jesus’ Name,


Amen.

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