It is too easy for us to spot out the faults in those surrounding us. You have commanded us to love one another as you love yourself. But because we are human and we judge, we tend to compare others against ourselves. We tend to feed our own arrogance and cut down others instead of building them up. We fill ourselves full of foolish pride.
I ask that you help us strive to live according to your Word. I want to forgive those who have wronged me, those who hold grudges, and those who lie, cheat or steal. Do not allow bitterness, anger, hatred, or disappointment show through my words or my actions. Instead, allow me to show peace, joy, love, kindness, faithfulness, goodness and patience towards those who need it.
Give us guidance through these times. Allow us to forgive those who have wronged us.
In your name we pray,