A Collect to Be Willing to Forgive

Gracious Father, who is patient with us stubborn and slow people, grant us understanding and forgiving hearts, that when another hurts us, we would be always willing to forgive, not demanding repayment from the wrong but remembering your goodness towards us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died and was raised to new life through you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.”‘ – Matthew 18:21-22