A Collect to Be Ready to Forgive

Generous Father, who is ready to forgive those who turn to you in repentance, give us hearts that are likewise ready to forgive, that when we are wronged, we would resist the urge to nurse our wounds but would let go of the hurt and return good for the evils done to us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who suffered great evils in order to accomplish a greater good for us all. Amen. “And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.” – Luke 11:4