A Sinner’s prayer

O God, my neighbor has offended me.  I have been kind to him, but he has been ungrateful.  I cannot overlook it.  I remember every deed that shows how unfair he has been toward me.  I know his heart, O God, his motives.  I am certain of it.  I am determined that he gets what he deserves.   I cannot release him to your justice.  I need to see for myself that he it truly sorry.  I will be cordial around him, but wholehearted forgiveness?  Never!   Will you please deal with me as I dealing with him?   Will you please apply this same standard to me, to my sins?  Will you remember what I have done and use every proof to hold me hostage to my own unworthiness?  It seems only fair.  Hear me, Father, as I pray this prayer.  (Augustus Hare)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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