And when you stand in prayer, forgive whatever you have against anybody.  – Mt 5:24

Reflection. In her book, Something More, Catherine Marshall writes about a time when she and her husband had problems that seemed to resist their prayers; they decided to act literally on Jesus’ words.  “And when you stand in prayer, forgive everyone.”  So each day they spent time putting on paper any grievances they had against anybody.  They read them aloud, forgave the persons involved, then destroyed the paper.

Prayer. Dear Jesus, help me to replace my emotional baggage with a forgiving heart.  I will feel so much lighter.