The most corniest, yet most freeing prayer that I was told to pray was
“God help me to forgive _______. I release them to you. Bless them.”
When I first heard it, I laughed. It sounded so dumb to me. Why would I want God to bless someone that hurt me?
Matthew 5:44 says But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you.
So I prayed it, repetitiously, until it became an earnest prayer from my heart.
And I encourage you to pray it, too. I promise, it’s freeing. And it gives God room to move.