Give us the strength, O God, to forgive those who have hurt us. Help us to have the ability to release the pain we feel when we have been attacked or scarred by events in life. May we have the strength of character to forgive others for the pain they have inflicted upon us and find the way to be protected from those who might hurt us again. Let us be comfortable enough with ourselves that we can ask for help or stand up on our own against those who might try to hurt us. Let us choose love for our neighbor over hate that hurts us. All this we ask in your name. Amen.