F=Fast from angry thoughts towards another’s actions or words
E=Encourage a family member
A=(Admit) Choose to forgive any family member that has hurt you. Be specific as to the wrong they have done and make a choice to forgive it. This may be difficult – feel free to call on God’s power to help you.
S=(Scripture) Psalms 25:11; Psalms 79:8-9; Jer. 31:34
T=Trust God to deal with your emotions when you forgive.
For the good of Your name, O Lord, forgive my sin, even as big as it is. (Psalms 25:11; New Life Version)
Don’t blame us for the sins of our parents.
Hurry up and help us; we’re at the end of our rope.
You’re famous for helping; God, give us a break.
Your reputation is on the line.
Pull us out of this mess, forgive us our sins—
do what you’re famous for doing! (Psalms 79:8-9; Message Bible)
And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” (Jer. 31:34; New Living Translation)
This song was written after the artist heard about Michael Berg forgiving those who had beheaded his son in Iraq. As the video begins you hear the story of Michael Berg’s forgiveness on the radio/tv in the background.