|Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. (Col. 3:12‑13)
|To godliness, brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, charity. (2 Peter 1:7)
|Lord, grant me the gift of forbearance,
A merciful spirit I pray;
That suffers the wrongs of another
And seeks not the ill to repay.
|Lord, help me be kind and forgiving —
I who Thy forgiveness have known
So oft for my many transgressions;
Grant me, Lord, a love like Thine own.