As we seek new beginnings, we acknowledge that we must release ourselves from past grudges. This is a difficult task, but a necessary one. So we ask God to guide us towards forgiving the pains that haunt us. May we practice forgiveness even when it seems impossible, even when those who hurt us have not apologized. May we accept the apologies that have gone unanswered for years. We ask God to give us the strength and maturity to release ourselves from the grudges we hold, so we may begin again with closure and healing.
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