O Lord Jesus,
because, being full of foolishness,
we often sin and have to ask pardon,
help us to forgive as we would be forgiven;
neither mentioning old offences committed against us,
nor dwelling upon them in thought,
nor being influenced by them in heart;
but loving our sisters and brothers freely,
as you freely loved us.
For your name’s sake. Amen.
Adapted by me from a prayer by Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894)
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