Prayer Prescription for This Date

PRAYER Rx --- March 30

Dear Lord Jesus, teach me to roll with the punches when even family and friends seem to delight in pointing out my faults, sometimes in chorus! Perhaps some of their criticism might be justified, but when several at one time point out a person's faults and give unsolicited advice, this is hard to take. ... Remind me that You too often faced criticism and verbal attacks, and yet even in Your time of extreme suffering on the cross You were able to say: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do!"* ... Help me to learn to forgive and to forget; but often forgetting is the hardest! ... You and I know my faults and shortcomings better than others, and You know my heart. Teach me to live out Your love even in such trying times. It is my challenge, to "turn the other cheek," isn't it?

In Your holy name I pray.


     * (Luke 23:34)
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