August 2020 Prayer Emphasis

August

FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER

               “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the LORD forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”              Colossians 3:13-14 (NIV)

  1. Make the verse personal

LORD, help me bear with _______________ and forgive _______________. I have a grievance against _____________.  I choose to forgive ______________ as YOU forgave me. And I choose to put on the virtue of love over all others, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Give us unity. Start with me as I actively choose to forgive.

  • Spend time with those in your household

Plan a time to discuss the need for forgiveness around the dinner table or while swimming in the pool or just sitting on the porch.

  • How does it affect me, our family, our community, our world when I choose to hold a grudge?
  • Why is it so hard to forgive?
  • Read and Pray other scriptures on Forgiveness
  • Proverbs 17:9
  • Ephesians 4:32
  • Matthew 18:21-22
  • Psalm 86:5
  • Mark 11:25
  • Public Acts of Forgiveness

Be intentional about your actions in your community.

  • Forgive the cashier that messes up your order
  • Forgive the driver that cuts you off or is driving slow in the passing lane
  • Publicly apologize if you have publicly offended
  • Give up your seat willingly to a visitor in church
  • Contact that one that you need to forgive before the month is over
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