asking forgiveness

A Prayer for Yom Kippur

To those I may have wronged

I ask forgiveness.

To this I may have helped,

I wish I could have done more.

To those I neglected to help

I ask for understanding.

To those who helped me

I thank you with all my Heart.

-G’mar Hatimah Tovah

Today’s quote is in honor of Yom Kippur which is being celebrated by Jews around the world beginning this evening and ending tomorrow evening. This is also a time to reflect on those whom we have hurt or harmed during the past year and to seek forgiveness.

Not your faith or tradition? Don’t worry. This is a worthy practice for people of all religions and one of my favorite religious messages.

Who do we need to forgive? What past hurts and insults do we need to release? Let it go. If we can’t, why not? Are we better, happier, healthier for holding our painful past so close? Here’s some tips on how to apologize.

My thanks to one of the world’s great religions for this welcome reminder.

 

4 Comments

  1. Coelle Baskel on September 27, 2020 at 9:44 am

    I didn’t know this….Thank You!

  2. Judy Zell on September 27, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Wonderful! I copied the prayer on Facebook.

  3. Delores on September 27, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    If only we could all be open to the good that is in so many religions!

  4. carolyn mirabella on September 28, 2020 at 11:52 am

    thank you

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