I was given this prayer by a priest to say for any area in your life where you have been hurt and also for those you have hurt. It is a beautiful prayer. Fr. Mark Kirby, the priest that wrote it, gives a little description of it on his blog. I found this part to be of profound importance.
” A psychologist to whom this prayer was presented said that if his clients said this prayer sincerely and from the heart, he would effectively find himself out of business.”
PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS AND REPARATION
BY FR. MARK KIRBY
Lord Jesus Christ, Who revealed the infinite mercy of Thy Sacred Heart in saying: “Love thine enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Mt 5:44) and again, “Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Lk 6:28), give me, I beseech Thee, grace to obey these commandments of Thine, and to persevere in praying daily for those who, in any way, have abused, cursed, hurt, or rejected me.
I pray for those who hate me, for those who resent me and for those who have spoken ill of me. I beg Thee to bless them abundantly and to pour into their hearts such a profusion of healing mercies that in them and around them love will triumph over hatred, friendship over resentment, sweetness over bitterness, meekness over anger, and peace over enmity. I further ask Thee to extend these graces to their families and to all whom they hold dear.
In particular, I pray today for N. (and N.). I present him/her/them to Thy Eucharistic Face, asking Thee to envelop him/her/them in Its healing radiance, dispelling whatever shadows of sin may have darkened his/her/their mind(s) or hardened his/her their heart(s) in anger, hatred, or the refusal to forgive.
For my part, with deep sorrow I confess that I have sinned grievously against others, causing them pain and even endangering their souls. I pray Thee, O Merciful Jesus, to repair the evil I have done to others and to heal the hurt I have inflicted on them. In particular, I acknowledge my sins against N. (and N.) imploring Thee to heal and repair the harm I have done him/her/them.
I ask Thee so to penetrate my heart with the charity of Thy Pierced Heart that I will be able to forgive those who have offended me, to love them sincerely, and to desire for them all that will contribute to their true happiness in this life and in the next.
By means of a permanent intention, I desire to renew this prayer in every offering of Thy Holy Sacrifice. Let the light of Thy Eucharistic Face shine in the hearts of all who harbour hatred or resentment toward me, to bring them healing and peace.
Let Thy Precious Blood triumph over evil in those against whom I have sinned and in those who have sinned against me, so that, delivered from the shadows of this valley of tears, we may one day praise Thy Mercy together in the sweetness of a boundless charity.