Forgive, blame, anger, turn cheek, hurt, prayer,, Prayer

There’s something to be learned

 

Lord,

There’s something
To be learned
From all that happens.

Each hurt  
Can help us grow,
Though we are weak.

For with you                       
We can speak truth 
To those who hurt us,

Forgive them all,
And turn
The other cheek.

 

References

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

He knows how weak we are (Psalm 103:14; NLT).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us (Luke 11:4; NIV).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also (Matthew 5:39; NLT).

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Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,, Prayer

Turn the other cheek

Forgive anyone who offends you (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

Love your enemies! Do good to them (Luke 6:35; NLT).

Pray for those who hurt you. (Luke 6:28; NLT).

Do not resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also (Matthew 5:39; NLT).

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone (Leviticus 19:18; NIV).

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34; NLT).

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Lord,

You taught me to forgive
All those who hurt me,
Even when they don’t apologise.

Then you showed me
How to pray for them,
And love them,
For they do not understand
The harm they’ve done.

Now, you want me
To turn the other cheek,
Neither chiding,
Nor avoiding,
Those who hurt me;

And this step
Is the hardest of them all, Lord –
Just as it was for you,
Upon the cross.

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