Lord, there are so many people in this world that need forgiveness. This world is very dark and it isn’t just because of how sinful it is, but because people are also depressed and very sad. Even now, there are people who are desirous to take their own lives because of how they have been hurt. So many people just want to find true love and joy that lasts, but are unable to find it. It is because You are not only missing in their lives, but also forgiveness from their family and friends are missing too. Wow! How broken has this world become? Where a lot of family members are not even talking to each other anymore, let alone visiting each other. A text here and there is more like it, where that friendship they once had is now missing. And God, if love is missing among family members, people won’t help but try to find love through friends instead. Finding love through our friends is fine, but when these same friends also hurt us, then it can be very difficult to think anything good of ourselves and others. So Lord, what people are missing is Your presence in their lives. If You were with them, then forgiveness towards one another would come naturally. You would be able to rip out of our lives every feeling of bitterness and anger, while replacing them with Your love towards one another. So if people have hurt us, our desire will be to come to them and forgive them. We will strive to fix any family relationship problem with open arms. But if we cannot look past ourselves, then that depression will continue to set in. It isn’t until we allow You to help us love one another as You love us is when true love will be experienced in this life. I love You, God. I believe in You. Amen.
Mark 11:24-26 (KJV)
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Forgiving one another as God forgives us comes easier when we allow God to remove all the anger and bitterness from our hearts.