Charles Spurgeon on Forgiveness
Friend, a believer is required to forgive and forgive often and always.
The following prayer written by Charles Spurgeon the eloquent English pastor of the 1800's is a wonderful example of how to pray and what to say in prayer to God. Use it often making sure that your request is one that would bring glory and honour to Jesus the Son.
"Lord, thou knowest the straits I am in; thou knowest how undeserving I am; thou knowest what a poor, undone creature I am before thee; but if thy dear Son shall help and save me the very angels will stand and wonder at His mighty grace, and so it will bring glory to Him, therefore I entreat thee be gracious unto me."
Spurgeon goes on...
Be sure thou art certain to prevail if thou canst plead that it will glorify Christ, and surely thou wouldest not wish to have a thing that would not glorify him. Thy prayer shall always be prevalent, if thy heart be in such a state that thou art willing to have or not to have, according as it will honour thy Lord: if it will not glorify Christ, be thou more than content to do without the choicest earthly good; but be thou doubly grateful when the boon that is granted tends to bring honour to the ever dear and worshipful name of Jesus.
"For Christ's sake." It is a precious word; dwell upon it, and lay up this sentence in the archives of thy memory-the Father will do anything for the sake of Jesus Christ His Son.