I believe that God is continually guiding each of us toward forgiveness. God wants to mend our hearts that have been wounded in hurtful relationships and set us free to love without strings attached. I know that God has acted that way in my life, and I have come to believe that it is a general spiritual principle.
—Mary Lou Redding, in Forgiveness: Perspectives on Making Peace with Your Past, compiled and introduced by Amy Lyles Wilson (Fresh Air Books, 2008)
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And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.
—Ephesians 4:32 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
(This week’s prayer can be found in Matthew 6-9-13, NIV.)
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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