Loving God, I have been going through some painful memories which I just can’t seem to get rid of, no matter how hard I try. They keep on returning to haunt me, and I thought that Jesus would just take away all the hurt within. Please help me God
I know I am a sinner and I believe in Jesus Christ and that He died for my sins to pay the price that I ought to pay, so why do I still feel so bad? Why do I still feel so full of guilt and bitterness, anger hatred and resentment?
Help me Lord, to forgive all those that hurt and betrayed me. Heal me I pray, of all the negative emotions that well-up inside of me. Enable me to stop thinking about the painful memories of the past and concentrate on all the beautiful things that Jesus has done for me, and the wonderful things that He has prepared for me in heaven – and to start to enjoy them this moment on.
When painful memories arise in my heart, help me to stop thinking about them and to fix my mind on all that Jesus did for me. Help me to be more like Jesus. Help me Lord, to forgive those that have hurt me and not to build up resentments. Take away the bitter feelings of anger and betrayal inside, and show me how I can best live my life. Teach me how to love others in the same way that Jesus loved me and gave His life for me, so that I can change my thinking and concentrate on the lovely things in my life, the good relationships I have and all the happy memories too.
I ask this in His name,