A Prayer for Forgiveness
"Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just. For I was born a sinner—yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there. Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." - Psalm 51:1-7
All of us need forgiveness. If something is separating you from God, then you need to pray for strength to cast it aside.
Forgiving is a process, especially when you have been deeply wounded. Pray this prayer daily if you need to forgive. Pray it until you stop replaying the event in your mind. Pray it until you no longer hurt or hate.