Prayer for Pardon



  Prayer For One About To Approach Another For Pardon

By Edward Hays:  (This prayer has been adapted. The use of the singular was changed to the plural, and the masculine words for God were also changed, the word sinned was changed to made mistakes.)

Come, God of Healing and Unity,

we are in need of Your divine assistance.

We need to approach another

and to find a way to peace and understanding.

We are now separated,

and the canyon between us is painful and empty of You.

Help us to be honest as we seek reunion.

Open to our vision to the ways by which we have failed

and have been lacking in consideration.

Let our hearts be ready to see how we have made mistakes.

We will need Your help

so that we may move beyond our own feelings

to an awareness of the other who is also suffering.

You, Searcher of Hearts,

know how both of us in our own ways

are at fault.

Teach us to be humble

as we seek reunion.

Come and stand between us

so that all we say and do

will be filled with the sacred medicine of heaven.

Remind us how short our lives are

so that we will not delay this reunion of hearts.

Inspire us to see how this separation

can serve to bring us even closer together,

closer than we were before it happened.

Most of all, God of Compassion,

let us be servants of pardon,

ministers of reconciliation,

as we now pray for Your holy guidance.

(Pause for silent prayer)

God, Divine Parent,

make us as humble and healing as our mother the earth.

Make us as honest and defenseless as a child.

Make us as compassionate and loving as Your Son, Jesus.

And, God who is the Giver of True Strength,

 make us as forgiving as are You, Yourself.


Author: Dr. Cynthia Yoshitomi

I am an Ordained Catholic Grandma with a Doctorate who continues her commitment to children and the adults who care for them through this site: Through Teaching: For Wisdom For Empathy For Compassion. I am a native of Los Angeles California. Where I learned to Thrive with Everybody! I am currently active in bringing back the Green Circle Program and the memory of the work of Gladys Rawlings, the founder of Green Circle and much more. I am one of the Priests serving the Saint Anthony's Community in Santa Barbara. We meet on Sundays at 9:30 AM behind the Santa Barbara Mission on the Site of the Garden Street School. I am dedicated to the multicultural education, wisdom and dialogue required to:CHANGE MINDS AND HEARTS of Adults and Children through processes like Green Circle,New Games, and Mid-rashing ancient texts and other educational and spiritual processes.