Prayer For Forgiveness From A Friend
Lord, I have deeply offended people I consider my closest friends especially one I have developed strong feelings for. I knew that I was never going to be able to express my feelings to her but the one thing I valued was the bond of friendship between us and everyone in our circle. My sins are what drove us apart and I have been suffering under the weight of guilt because of it and my amends and cries for forgiveness had yet to be answered from them and now I pray for them and pray that by the will of God and the Lord Jesus Christ can help them see that I can be redeemed and they pray for me as I do for them every night. So I ask you Lord to pray Leise, her family, and our circle of friends and wish them good health. Amen.
You chose to be called the friend of sinners.
By your saving death and resurrection
free me from my sins.
May your peace take root in my heart
and bring forth a harvest of love, holiness, and truth.
Lord, I know you want me to pray for this person. You already know how difficult this is for me and at this point, I really don't want to (remember, you don't have to sugar coat it. He already knows). But Lord, I pray your will in this person's life. I pray they turn to you for direction and forgiveness and see how much they have hurt me.
Please give me eyes to see them from your perspective, and a heart to want to forgive. I ask for patience while you work your will and to show me how to be the loving Christian you have called me to be.
Our hearts are burdened for our friends who are hurting right now. We ask that you would be their comforter, that you would cover them with your infinite grace and mercy, surrounding them in peace during this dark season. We pray for fresh grace, for renewed strength, for your goodness and mercy over their lives today.
We thank you that you alone are our refuge and strong tower. We thank you that no matter what we face, you are still on the throne, you are still in control, and nothing can ever stand against you. Thank you that you hold the victory in this world, and you have promised in your Word that you will be with us through any hardship we may face.
We know that only in you do we have the hope to face dark and uncertain times, for our future is held secure through the gift of Christ. We ask for you to extend your hope and compassion to our loved ones right now. In these days when they're struggling, or seem to have lost their way at times, would you please remind them that you are still here. With them. Close. That you are bigger than this storm they're facing, and you promise to hold them secure.
Thank you God that you are with us always, that your presence is mighty, and you hear our prayers on behalf of those we love. We ask that you would show yourself strong on their behalf. Remind them that nothing is too difficult for you, and you are leading them through this difficult time, covering them in your care. We know and believe beyond any doubt, that your power and love will never fail.
You are always trustworthy. You are all-powerful. You are fully able. You are Lord over every situation no matter how difficult it may seem. You are our healer and will never waste the pain we carry today. You promise to use all things for good in some way, because you are a God of miracles and nothing is too difficult for you.
All these burdens we carry for our friend today, we lay at your feet, Lord. We give them to you, and we thank you that you hear our prayers and are at work on their behalf even now. Thank you that you fight for us, even when we can't see all that you're doing, even when we can't fully understand your ways. We know that nothing can ever separate us from your great love and care, and our loved ones are safe in your hands.
In Jesus' Name,
Forgive me for the times I have not been sensitive enough to the sufferings of my brothers and sisters in Christ but rather I have focused solely on my own sufferings.
(1 Peter 5:9)
Forgive me for the times when I have despised wisdom and instruction and I have not done unto others as I would like for them to do to me.
*Lord, please help those who are harboring resentment, bitterness, and anger towards friends and/or family members, to feel your peace, joy and love like never before. Please help my husband's brothers to end their 10 year long silence, and stop allowing their past hurts to come between them. Undo the grudge that has kept them apart for so long. The situation looks hopeless, but with You, all things are possible.
I pray for everyone here who might be unwilling to forgive a past hurt from someone in your life. Help those who struggle to forgive, Lord, to surrender their hurts to You, for You make everything new.
In Jesus' name, we prayamen
Dear Heavenly Father, You are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call upon You. Thank you for granting forgiveness so freely to us, who are so undeserving. I pray that you would overwhelm my friend with a fresh awareness of how much she has been forgiven, and that she would be able to grant the same mercy to others who have wronged her. Open her eyes to the trap caused by bitterness, and enable her to find freedom by following Your example. It's in the Name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.