Lord, you are the just Judge. You take care of it

June 7, 2011

in Spirituality

I discovered this prayer after I had written a philosophical paper, and a colleague who didn’t criticize it or ask questions when I read it publicly later criticized the paper behind my back and tried to damage my reputation. I addressed the criticism in writing, but my anger continued to grow. Every time I opened my breviary, I saw this person’s face suddenly appear. I tried handling it on my own (“I’m going to stop thinking about this and forgive this person from my heart”), but this solo approach didn’t work. Finally it struck me, “Why not let God help?” I said this prayer, and an unbelievable peace came over me. The immense reconciling love of the Holy Spirit cannot be underestimated … from the 8th of Robert Spitzer’s  “Short, Spontaneous Prayers that Really Work”.

Audio of Fr. Spitzer discussing forgiveness …

 

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