Prayer To Forgive Mom & Dad
Lord, I now ask for the grace, to forgive my mother and father. In the name of Jesus Christ, I forgive all their offenses against me, and I accept them for what they’ve been, and are even now; however, I honestly name and renounce their sin, weakness and failure for what it was, and may yet still be. I thank you, God, for creating my parents in Your image. I forgive them for not becoming all You created them to be. I accept them as the wounded, hurting, unhealed, needy persons they are. They need the the healing that I am now receiving.
I will look for the real persons you intend them to be, and in Your name, I will affirm it whenever I see it. Heavenly Father, I look now to You for the affirmation I’ve always wanted so badly from them. Love them through me. Somehow, as I forgive and accept them, Father God, re-parent me according to my new bloodline in Jesus Christ, and my family inheritance in Him. Perfect me in His character and family traits you intend for me to have.
Mom and Dad, I thank you for giving me life. I forgive you that you cannot affirm the life that you gave me. I forgive you for not being able to love me, or give me the acceptance I long for. I forgive you that you can never see me or treat me as a person, but can only see everything in terms of your own self-centered desires. I accept you as you have chosen to be. I will no longer strive uselessly, demanding that you recognize me as a person with needs & feelings. Mom & Dad, I now truly forgive you. I do not judge you, but I do renounce the evil that has wounded me. I no longer give the sinful actions permission to wound me or my family. Yes, I honestly name the issues as being evil, and in the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce bitterness, unforgiveness, temper, anger, stubbornness, family strife, bickering, arguments, quarreling, fighting, yelling, control, manipulation, dominance & hurt; In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce meanness, accusations, judging, criticism, fault-finding, rejection, abandonment, isolation, jealousy, suspicion, distrust & selfishness;
In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce self-righteousness, arrogance, pride, perfectionism, emotional withdrawal, alcohol & drug abuse, negativism, unfairness, condemnation & distrust; In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce unbelief, compromise, lying, stealing, deceit, materialism, greed, frustration, irritability, intolerance, impatience & scrupulosity; In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce workaholism, cursing, gossip, belittling, gluttony, resentment, shame, guilt & embarrassment; In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce sexual impurity, incest, pornography, lust, adultery, abuse: (physical, mental, verbal & sexual) In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce separation, divorce, all occult activities, religious ritualism, legalism and any unfaithfulness to God.
Mom & Dad, in the past, these things have had the power to wound me, but no longer. By God’s grace working in me, I will honor you as a person whom Jesus died for. Jesus will enable me to walk this way of tough love. I can now bless you, expecting nothing in return. I can now love you with the heart of the Father, by the grace of the Son, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for hearing this prayer, and for enabling me to accept and fully forgive my parents, so that I am no longer bound in the chains of unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, anger and judgment. I am an overcomer in the power of the Holy Spirit. I am free indeed, seated at Your right hand, ruling and reigning in Jesus Christ, and I ask you to enable me now to be a channel of Your freedom and healing love to my parents and to my family. In Jesus Christ I pray. Amen