“Forgiving in the Throes of Racism: Prayer of Forgiveness” The Cost of My Lack of Forgiveness

By Larry Colbert – Community of Forgiveness GLOBAL

If my prayer is restricted by my secret hatred of you, will God hear me? Will He answer?

If I don’t love you, am I secretly enjoying your pain while I outwardly console your tears?

How much has my unforgiveness, the withdrawal of my compassion, cost me and the Kingdom?

When I ask for things I desire, believing in faith without doubt (Mark 11:23-24), but have not forgiven, does my prayer strike an iron heaven (v. 25)?

When I bind or loose (Matt. 18:18-35), is my authority rendered powerless because I have not forgiven?

When I pray in agreement with a brother in some righteous cause (Matt. 18:18-35), is my authority negated because I have not forgiven?

My forgiveness is blended to, and not an addendum to, each of these passages of Scripture.

Prayer of Forgiveness [A list used to forgive Caucasians for racial discrimination against American Africans.]

If you have:

Descended from slave owners Called me names Assassinated my character

Secretly rejoiced when I was in pain.

Made disparaging remarks about my work ethic.

Taken pleasure in my failures.

Attacked me physically or mentally or emotionally.

Loved me only as far as you could see me.

Harbored ill will toward me.

Refused to acknowledge my authority.

Made me wait in line when it was my turn.

Treated me as though I have less value than you.

Refused to rent or sell to me.

Refused to hire me for a job that I should have gotten.

Charged me a higher rate of interest than you did others.

Charged me a price more than you charged others.

Refused to pay me for my labor or paid me less than others for the same work.

Hated me or another American African because I or they wronged you or your loved one.

Expect the worst of me before you expect the best of me.

Right now, I forgive you, ______________________________________ (name (s) of offender (s)).

If you have received this forgiveness, tell me for what and why at Community of

Forgiveness GLOBAL: http://cofglobal.wordpress.com/

If you are American African, will you join me in forgiving in the throes of racism? If

your answer is yes, introduce yourself and tell me why you forgave Caucasians at

Community of Forgiveness GLOBAL: http://cofglobal.wordpress.com/

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