Making allowances

Hi to every reader. A while back, I wrote about making allowances for, and facing up to, those who hurt us, speaking to them with love and honesty, and readily forgiving them. Today’s prayer, by contrast is about being grateful to those who make similar allowances for me!

Making allowances
* Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you (Colossians 3:13; NIV).
* Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you (Matthew 7:1-2).
* So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12; NIV). 

I often get things wrong
And have to apologise,
So I’m always grateful
When people make allowances,
And forgive me.

Help me to make allowances
For others,
And to forgive them, too.

In Jesus’ name,

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