I don’t want us to brush past this important part of the journey. We need to take some active steps to deal with unforgiveness before we move on. This is not a one off act but we will need to deal with it again when it crops up in the future. We are always learning how to forgive others.
Forgiving someone has to be act of the will. Quite often the person you must forgive may already be dead. These people are often the most difficult to forgive, but are the most important. There may be people from situations in your life which you may feel are impossible to forgive, or ones that you simply refuse to forgive, or even ones that you say you just cannot forgive since they have caused you such deep pain. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring you to a place where you are enabled to make the choice to forgive. He will reveal to you all the people and situations which make forgiveness necessary.
Today : Sit down and take your time doing this exercise. With each of the names written down in your travel log pray through this prayer. It might help to visual the person in the room sat in front of you as you pray.
“ —(insert the name)—- I forgive you for all you have done to me. I release you to the grace of God. I break agreement with bitterness dwelling in me. I now breathe in your love and forgiveness God”
After you have let go sit down and refresh yourself in God’s presence. Perhaps listen to some music, or just wait quietly.