Dear Lord, find within me a yielded and quiet spirit of submission.
To make that happen. I need you to come in like a flood.
Occupy me water finding empty spaces.
Occupy reserved portions of my life where anger is festering
and the secret places where grudges are being stored.
Sweep through my house… don’t miss a single area—cleanse every dark closet,
look under every rug. Let nothing go unnoticed
as you take full control of my motives as well as my actions.
Deep within my heart I pray that you would sweep me clean of blame and revenge,
of self-pity and keeping score.
Enable each one of us to be big enough to press on
regardless of what unfair treatment we’ve had to endure.
Take away the scars of ugly treatment and harsh words.
Forgiveness comes hard…but it’s essential.
Help us forgive even those who never acknowledge their wronging and hurting us?
Give us peace in place of turmoil and erase the memories that keep us offended.
We need fresh hope to go on!
I ask this in the name of him who had no sin and did no wrong,
but died, the just for the unjust: Jesus Christ our Lord.