It takes the courage of faith, faith in the kind of God who forgives at the cross, to lift in prayer those who have wounded us. It takes faith to extend God’s blessing to them. Perhaps the greatest prayer we can pray for those who have wounded us is the simple one: “Lord, work in this person to become the person you want them to be.” Maybe we can go no farther. That far we can go.
Scot McKnight, 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed