Obedient lives flow from obedient days, and victorious lives flow from victorious days.
Lord Jesus, when You were being led out to be executed, after being beaten, ridiculed, and spit upon, You said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).
If You can forgive those kinds of things by Your strength and power, being totally innocent, I can forgive the things that have been done to me. I also acknowledge that people who have hurt me throughout my life haven’t always known what they were doing or what repercussions their actions would have.
You, Lord, are merciful and forgiving, even though I have rebelled against You (Dan. 9:9). Help me be merciful and forgiving to others.