A Collect to Forgive Well

Merciful Lord, whose patience with us is far beyond our understanding, teach us to forgive as you forgive us, that we would free ourselves from the demands and expectations that keep wounds from healing and learn what it means to love as you love, through Jesus Christ, who opened the way to reconciliation with 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