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Prayer of Self-Forgiveness

Expressing anger in a constructive way and letting go of the self-hate helps one heal.

The prayer below is written by a dedicated gay Christian. The prayer is posted with permission. In the prayer, the author gives to the author personal forgiveness for unhealthy choices and actions and for self-hate.

A note of clarification may help people understand the prayer. When you see the word me in pink italics, the word me refers to being gay.


Lord, I forgive Me and Me

Lord, For being afraid of me,
For hating and loathing
me,
I forgive me for being
me.
No longer will I beat me up for being
me.

For taking so long to recognize me,
For insisting on options I knew were not
me,
I forgive me for being
me.
No longer will I beat me up for being
me.

For dehumanizing me and for dehumanizing me.
For not protecting others like me.
I forgive me for being me.
No longer will I beat me up for being
me.

For dreams lost and crushed,
For feeling I am nobody and deserve nothing,
I forgive me for being
me.
No longer will I beat me up for being
me.

For refusing happiness and joy,
For using work to escape from
me,
I forgive me for being
me.
No longer will I beat me up for being
me.

For worshipping with those who hate me and the damn me,
I forgive me for being
me.
No longer will I beat me up for being
me.

Because I choose to respect me and to respect me,
I choose to treat me better today.
I have forgiven me for being
me.
Today will I not beat me up for being
me.

Help me live forgiveness today.
Help
me live forgiveness today.