How to Pray for Someone Who’s Hurt You
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What the bible says about forgiveness
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Have you EVER hurt someone?
Why not pray for someone who has hurt you if Jesus can love you unconditionally? Stormie Omartian writes that you must long to do right more than to be right. Are you ready to give life to someone who has hurt you?
A prayer on forgiveness
I understand that praying for someone when you’re hurting and angry can be difficult, but to help you get started, start with this simple prayer, which I pray every dayu2013 over and over again: I ask God to help them humble themselves before Him and seek His forgiveness.
What you’ll discover
Every time I pray for someone, Jesus reveals what I’ve done wrong as well as my role in the situation. Talk about humbling! You set out to pray for someone else and the wrong they’ve done, and Jesus teaches you something new about yourself!
When you’re too angry to pray
There will be times when you are too hurt and angry to pray. If you tell Jesus, he will pick you up and comfort you until you are able to stand on your own. No questions asked. Complete, unconditional love. God expects you to continue to pray for that person.
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Will God punish someone who hurt me?
u201cFor one thing, he might keep you from getting hurt anymore,u201d Mikelle, 11, says. u201cYou don’t have to take it into your own hands.u201d When we seek vengeance on our enemies, we expose ourselves to further retaliation.
How do you ask God for forgiveness for hurting someone?
Please forgive me for what I’ve done to you; I’m praying for forgiveness in the hopes that you will see my mistakes and understand that I didn’t mean to hurt you. I know you know I’m not perfect, and I know what I did was wrong, but I hope you will forgive me, just as you have forgiven others like me.
How do you pray for someone who hurts us?
Lord, when I open my eyes each day, please help me to sense your presence, to keep in step with your Holy Spirit, and to be counseled by your word. My heart aches and I’m exhausted from crying; please help me rise above my pain and sorrow.
What does God say about revenge?
u201cBless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse; do not repay anyone evil for evil. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath,u201d says the Apostle Paul in Romans chapter 12: u201cIt is mine to avenge; I will repay,u201d says the Lord.
What God says about hurt feelings?
u201cPut away all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking, with all malice: u201cAnd be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another…u201d (Eph. 4:31u201332.)
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
Can you pray for someone to be forgiven?
u201cLord, I know you want me to pray for this person, but I pray your will in this person’s life. I pray they turn to you for guidance and forgiveness, and see how much they have hurt me. Please give me eyes to see them from your perspective, and a heart to want to forgive.u201d
Are there any unforgivable sins?
Several passages in the Synoptic Gospels, including Mark 3:28u201329, Matthew 12:31u201332, and Luke 12:10, as well as other New Testament passages like Hebrews 6:4-6, Hebrews 10:26u201331, and 1 John 5:16, specify one eternal or unforgivable sin (blasphemy against the Holy Spirit), also known as the sin unto death.
Can you pray for a relationship with someone?
#1: Pray for God to give you a relationship (Matthew 7:7)! God’s word encourages us to ask and bring any and all of our needs before Him, as long as our hearts are aligned with His.
How do you pray for a difficult person?
God, Creator of difficult people, grant me the strength, fortitude, wisdom, and equanimity of spirit I need to deal with the difficult people You’ve put in my life.
How do you pray for someone who doesn’t like you?
If this is where you want me, give me the strength to endure; if not, surround this person with people who know you, love you, and will sow truth and hope into this person’s life.
What does God say about jealousy?
u201cIf you are bitterly jealous and have selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting or lying,u201d James warns those who want to be wise in James 3:14 (NLT).
Is getting revenge worth it?
Well, the science is in, and a recent psychology study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that getting revenge makes you feel a lot happier, though it’s worth noting that this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best course of action.
Is revenge a good thing?
1. It will not make you feel better. You may believe that seeking revenge will provide great relief from your pain or some sort of satisfaction, but research shows that people who seek revenge rather than forgiving or letting go end up feeling worse in the long run.