How to forgive with
ReflectSeparately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting on the questions.
Write some notes so that you can share more fully with your spouse.
This is an area at which You are best, Father.
You have forgiven me time and again.
I thank You so much for You constant mercy.
Help me to be a woman/man after Your own heart.
Give me some of Your power to forgive.
I often find that so hard to do, especially when I have been hurt.
Take me beyond my limitations.
I ask this through Jesus, my brother and Your Son.
1. In what area am I most called to grant forgiveness at this time?
2. Write on the Question:
a. This is the person who has hurt you.
b. Briefly describe the incident which caused the hurt and how you are feeling the hurt right now.
c. Describe your behavior relative to this person since you were hurt.
d. Write where you are with forgiveness for him/her, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 as the maximum.
e. Write what is holding you back from being able to completely forgive the person.