Prayer of Forgiveness and Reparation

 

 

I was given this prayer by a priest to say for any area in your life where you have been hurt and also for those you have hurt. It is a beautiful prayer. Fr. Mark Kirby, the priest that wrote it, gives a little description of it on his blog. I found this part to be of profound importance.

” A psychologist to whom this prayer was presented said that if his clients said this prayer sincerely and from the heart, he would effectively find himself out of business.”

I pray that you will find the few minutes it takes to say this prayer every day!

 

PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS AND REPARATION BY FR. MARK KIRBY

Lord Jesus Christ,

Who revealed the infinite mercy of Thy

Sacred Heart

in saying: “Love thine
enemies

and pray for those who persecute you” (Mt

5:44)

and again, “Bless those who curse you,

pray for those who abuse you” (Lk 6:28),

give me, I beseech Thee,

grace to obey these commandments of

Thine,

and to persevere in praying daily

for those who, in any way,

have abused, cursed, hurt, or rejected me.

I pray for those who hate me,

for those who resent me

and for those who have spoken ill of me.

I beg Thee to bless them abundantly

and to pour into their hearts

such a profusion of healing mercies

that in them and around them

love will triumph over hatred,

friendship over resentment,

sweetness over bitterness,

meekness over anger,

and peace over enmity.

I further ask Thee to extend these graces

to their families and to all whom they hold

dear.

In particular, I pray today for N. (and N.).

I present him/her/them

to Thy Eucharistic Face,

asking Thee to envelop him/her/them in Its

healing radiance,

dispelling whatever shadows of sin

may have darkened his/her/their mind(s)

or hardened his/her their heart(s)

in anger, hatred, or the refusal to forgive.

 

For my part,

with deep sorrow I confess

that I have sinned grievously against

others,

causing them pain and even endangering

their souls.

I pray Thee, O Merciful Jesus, to repair the

evil I have done to others

and to heal the hurt I have inflicted on

them.

In particular, I acknowledge my sins against

N. (and N.)

imploring Thee to heal and repair the harm I

have done him/her/them.

I ask Thee so to penetrate my heart

with the charity of Thy Pierced Heart

that I will be able to forgive

those who have offended me,

to love them sincerely,

and to desire for them all that will

contribute to their true happiness in this

life and in the next.

By means of a permanent intention,

I desire to renew this prayer

in every offering of Thy Holy Sacrifice.

Let the light of Thy Eucharistic Face

shine in the hearts of all who harbour

hatred or resentment toward me,

to bring them healing and peace.

Let Thy Precious Blood

triumph over evil

in those against whom I have sinned

and in those who have sinned against me,

so that, delivered from the shadows

of this valley of tears,

we may one day praise Thy Mercy together

in the sweetness of a boundless charity.

Amen.