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,Â Who revealed the infinite mercy of ThyÂ Sacred HeartÂ in saying: “Love thineÂ enemiesÂ and pray for those who persecute you” (MtÂ 5:44)Â and again, “Bless those who curse you,Â pray for those who abuse you” (Lk 6:28),Â give me, I beseech Thee,Â grace to obey these commandments ofÂ Thine,Â and to persevere in praying dailyÂ for those who, in any way,Â have abused, cursed, hurt, or rejected me.
I pray for those who hate me,Â for those who resent meÂ and for those who have spoken ill of me.Â I beg Thee to bless them abundantlyÂ and to pour into their heartsÂ such a profusion of healing merciesÂ that in them and around themÂ love will triumph over hatred,Â friendship over resentment,Â sweetness over bitterness,Â meekness over anger,Â and peace over enmity.Â I further ask Thee to extend these gracesÂ to their families and to all whom they holdÂ dear.
In particular, I pray today for N. (and N.).Â I present him/her/themÂ to Thy Eucharistic Face,Â asking Thee to envelop him/her/them in ItsÂ healing radiance,Â dispelling whatever shadows of sinÂ may have darkened his/her/their mind(s)Â or hardened his/her their heart(s)Â in anger, hatred, or the refusal to forgive.
For my part,Â with deep sorrow I confessÂ that I have sinned grievously againstÂ others,Â causing them pain and even endangeringÂ their souls.Â I pray Thee, O Merciful Jesus, to repair theÂ evil I have done to othersÂ and to heal the hurt I have inflicted onÂ them. Â In particular, I acknowledge my sins againstÂ N. (and N.)Â imploring Thee to heal and repair the harm IÂ have done him/her/them.
I ask Thee so to penetrate my heartÂ with the charity of Thy Pierced HeartÂ that I will be able to forgiveÂ those who have offended me,Â to love them sincerely,Â and to desire for them all that willÂ contribute to their true happiness in thisÂ life and in the next.
By means of a permanent intention,Â I desire to renew this prayerÂ in every offering of Thy Holy Sacrifice.Â Let the light of Thy Eucharistic FaceÂ shine in the hearts of all who harbourÂ hatred or resentment toward me,Â to bring them healing and peace.
Let Thy Precious BloodÂ triumph over evilÂ in those against whom I have sinnedÂ and in those who have sinned against me,Â so that, delivered from the shadowsÂ of this valley of tears,Â we may one day praise Thy Mercy togetherÂ in the sweetness of a boundless charity.