Lord, forgiveness isn't easy. You had to die to forgive us and we probably underestimate the cost of your forgiveness every day. Please bless our children with an attitude of forgiveness, for each other, for us, for others and for themselves. When they are in the wrong, please help them to admit that to you and to others, and when someone has wronged them, please give them both the desire and the grace to forgive. We know that we forgive because we are forgiven, and we also know that our unforgiveness leads to the building of walls - between us and you, and within our various relationships. Please don't let our children live with walls around them, but teach them and us to always seek and give forgiveness, in your name.
Happy Birthday Steph!
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