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Prayer For My Offender

Let my offender have full remorse,
as he watches 
his own daughter grow.
Let her never know
what he did to me.

Let sorrow
pierce his heart like an arrow.
Let the Lord soothe the wound
and chasten him with the scar.

Let repentance pour out.
Let forgiveness overflow.

Let his heart be humble
to learn the fullness of
a father's love.
Lord, lift his sin burden
like a raven in flight.

Let him protect his daughter
from the man he once was.
Let him not live in fear
of her violation
by his or another's hands.
Let her purity be preserved.

Let his wickedness 
be ravished 
by mercy and truth.*
Let his heart not regard
the sins of his youth.*

Let him receive forgiveness plenty,
just as God, for Christ's sake
has forgiven me,*
and I reap the blessings.
Let him be blessed, too.*

Let innocence be restored,
and let us esteem
the name of the Lord.

Let my offender praise purity 
and be a passionate advocate
for the vulnerable and abused.

Let his wife be blessed
by his new life.
If he chooses to confess,
let her forgive
and have a heart of
compassion and trust,
discarding anger and disgust.

Let repentance pour out.
Let forgiveness overflow.

Let the cycle of sin discontinue.

Let their intimacy be
exceedingly better than
what he sought wrongfully.

Let him wonder
how the offended was affected.
Let him pray that she will fully forgive,
not harboring any hint of bitterness.

Give him peace, knowing
that by God's grace, 
their wounds will heal.*

*Proverbs 6:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: 
and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

*Psalm 25:7

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

*Ephesians 4:32

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

*Luke 6:28

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

*Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

12/7/19

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Date: 12/13/2019 5:16:00 AM
Best wishes and congrats for your win in John's Free Verse contest, Juliet - he knows his stuff! Blessings and happy holidays to you and yours! :o) <3
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/13/2019 5:16:00 PM
Thanks, Gregory. Blessings.
Date: 12/11/2019 7:42:00 PM
Congrats on your winning poem Juliet
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/11/2019 8:56:00 PM
Thanks, Gregory.
Date: 12/11/2019 10:54:00 AM
This is a powerfully touching poem Juliet, amazing really if it based on real life, nothing like turning over our distresses and giving them to God. Congrats on a fine win, little consolation...considering the subject matter!
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/11/2019 8:56:00 PM
Thanks for the placement, John. I hope this will help someone else heal.
Date: 12/8/2019 2:19:00 PM
Oh Juliet you have so much pain and sorrow but you have learnt to forgive.. I hope he does know the evil he did was wrong and I love your strength...A powerful poem.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/8/2019 4:50:00 PM
Thanks, Silent One.
Date: 12/8/2019 7:02:00 AM
Very potent, powerful write, Juliet...the essence of forgiveness.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/8/2019 4:50:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay.
Date: 12/8/2019 5:43:00 AM
That is some amazing poem. I bet it is a true story and it shines so much love. Kind wishes, Kai
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/8/2019 4:49:00 PM
Thanks, Kai. Yes, it is.
Date: 12/7/2019 11:46:00 PM
To her offender she opened her heart full of forgiveness.. Let him repent..Beautifully written..
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/8/2019 4:49:00 PM
Thanks, Jenish.
Date: 12/7/2019 4:06:00 PM
wow this is powerful and heartfelt Juliet... your kind soul speaks through a kind heart in this one... beautiful and well written...love this... hugs :)
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/7/2019 10:58:00 PM
Thank you, friend. This is more common than anyone would like to admit. People tend to find it very difficult to forgive someone who would violate a child. Harboring bitterness is just as evil. "Vengeance is mine. I will repay, says the Lord," and yet he responds with compassion to the repentant sinner. Regardless of how a person feels they can still choose to forgive (any wrong), by praying for God's help to do so, (and eventually the feelings will coincide). Thanks for your kind comments.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 12/7/2019 8:24:00 PM
because you have a beautiful soul, you will find compassion in others even when they wronged you... perhaps you were meant to share this story... hugs
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/7/2019 6:22:00 PM
He was a teenager. I was 4 & 5. Nothing violent thankfully. Some years back I saw that he had a family and I had compassion on them.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 12/7/2019 6:11:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra. This was put on my heart upon waking mid morning. It reminded me also of when God put a mark upon Cain so that no one would kill him for killing his brother Abel. I've heard that the mark was the Hebrew letter "tav," the symbol of a cross.