may we be willing to love each other as unconditionally as You love us , for such love forgives the wrongs of others and makes up for their many personal faults . in love , help us forgive without holding on to anger , resentment , or disappointment . (1 peter 4:8 ; matthew 18:21–22 ; ephesians 4:26)
may we love and accept one another just as we are , not waiting for change or perfection — as in Christ You have accepted us . help us be kind and compassionate to one another , forgiving each other as You have forgiven us . (ephesians 1:5–6 ; 4:32)
help us not to bring past issues into the present .
in Jesus’ name , amen .
by Jim & Kaye Johns