"Prayer of Forgiveness"
is the fragrance the violet sheds
on the heel that
has crushed it.”
Reverend Mark Rohrbaugh of Morningside Church
delivered the prayer below during one of the church's Jazz Vespers concerts. It served as introduction to "I'm Old Fashioned,"
a jazz standard. With the John Scott Trio performing, there's
always zest in our musical celebrations.
Despite the song title, forgiveness applies to any age. We are all
equipped to forgive others. We gain healing from unconditional forgiveness. I try to remember the freedom that comes from
forgiving anyone who has ever disappointed me. I also want the lightheartedness that comes from forgiving myself.
On the matter of forgiveness, Rev. Rohrbaugh prays from Colossians
3:13-14. May you be blessed by this message.
the Lord forgave you,
you must forgive others.
most important piece of clothing
must wear is love.
is what binds us all together
Please visit Bay Heart Music's Thoughts on Prayer to read about forgiving those who are hard to love.
"I'm Old Fashioned" was
composed by Jerome Kern. (1942)
For information about
Morningside Church and the John Scott Trio, visit the Resources link above.
Unknown author quote: Poor Man's College
of Microsoft Office Clip Art.