i will not punish myself for the mistakes of my past
The dark nights of my soul have taught me many things; about where I got it wrong and where I got it right in life; about who I've been and who I choose to be now. I take responsibility for my mistakes, I atone for my errors, I do what I can to make things right, and I allow forgiveness and mercy to wash me clean. It neither serves me, nor anyone else, for me to continue to beat up on myself. Having burned through appropriate remorse, I wish to move ahead and grow from my mistakes. I will not stay stuck in the mire of self-hatred. Although I have made mistakes in my past I am not bound by them in the present - for my atonement is sincere. God Himself would not have me punish whom He Himself has forgiven.
Dear God, Please help me accept Your mercy and forgiveness, May I be as kind to myself As You are to me. May I begin again With a heart that's clean of the guilt I would lay upon myself. Amen.