Lord Jesus Christ, in Your great mercy You prayed for the forgiveness of those who crucified You, and You taught us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us. Lord, I pray that You forgive those who treat us unjustly and speak out against us, and that You bless them and guide them according to Your will. Take away any bitterness we may have in our hearts against them. Lord, may Your forgiveness, goodness and love be revealed in all of us, to Your praise and glory. Amen.