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.”
PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS AND REPARATION BY FR. MARK KIRBY
Lord Jesus Christ,
Who revealed the infinite mercy of Thy
in saying: “Love thine
and pray for those who persecute you” (Mt
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
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
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
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
causing them pain and even endangering
I pray Thee, O Merciful Jesus, to repair the
evil I have done to others
and to heal the hurt I have inflicted on
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.