"I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins; return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee.”
Today we are continuing our study of prayer’s correlation to forgiveness; and, its relation to accessing the higher spiritual realm of answered prayers. As written on the previous posts, Teach Us To Pray, an An Exercise In Forgiveness; there is a direct relationship to your forgiveness of others, and your answered prayers. Obviously, it does not mean that none of your prayers will be answered if you do not forgive those who have hurt you; because, if that were true, there would be no prayers answered at all. However, by releasing those whom you may be holding hostage in the dungeon of unforgiveness, you literally release the windows of Heaven to bless your life on a far greater level than whatever you are currently experiencing. Consider making the prayer below a part of your morning, afternoon, and/or evening meditation for the next 21 days. I know, you are probably thinking to yourself, “I am already so blessed that I cannot imagine what else God could possibly add to my life for a greater blessing!” That’s probably true! -Yet, by uttering a prayer to aid you in releasing the bonds of unforgiveness in your spirit, you may just find out exactly what you have been missing!
First, find a quiet place to calm and relax your spirit. Slow down your breathing; and, more importantly, remember to accept the words as you speak. Below is a prayer to help you release the bonds of unforgiveness.
“Lord God, today I claim the power of forgiveness. I release those people in my life that I have held in the spiritual limbo of unforgiveness. I release it from my life. And, I promise, Oh Lord, that I will not hold on to the pain caused by others in my life –not. one. more. day!
In honor of Your Love for me, I will utter these words daily, “I forgive you. I forgive you, I forgive you!” until I can feel the release of unforgiveness in my spirit. As I release my pain to you, I will release to you those who have hurt me.
Lord, I offer my heart, mind, body, and spirit to you for cleansing. Allow Your Love to claim my heart so that I can offer compassion to those whom I believe have been harmful, disrespectful, or neglectful to me. Be patient with me.
I claim the power of The Holy Spirit to help me overcome this obstacle in my life; and, I ask You to reveal the supernatural cleansing power of forgiveness over my life.
Lord, I ask for healing in my body, mind, heart, and spirit. And, I claim Your promise to open the windows of heaven to bless my life. Thank you for your Patience, Love, Compassion, Grace, Mercy, and Forgiveness. –In the precious Name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. –Amen.”
If you add forgiveness to your life, eventually you will be able to spiritually dismiss every errant spirit that had you bound. You will be able to move from under the weight of unrelenting unforgiveness to experience the full freedom of God’s Love! L.
Study Reference: Isaiah 44:22
From: “Teach Us to Pray, Too (II)” In The Master’s Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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