Prayer is a heart to heart with God, but it can be so difficult to exchange with someone you have offended! The Word of God invites us to implore forgiveness during prayer. And if we want to maintain durable and profound relationships with others, we sometimes have to learn to give and receive forgiveness. It can be very difficult to let go of anger against someone who has wronged you, because you believe they don’t deserve your mercy. It requires an unimaginable amount of strength to not hold grudges against the people who hurt you… Jesus understands that: He endured so much suffering, and yet, He managed to forgive those who mocked and nailed Him to the Cross. Here are 5 Bible verses to help you share God’s divine grace with the world.
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6: 36)
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4: 16)
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1: 8-9)
“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.” (Matthew 18: 15)
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” (Romans 8: 26-27)