“Dear Heavenly Father,
I know you created all men in your image. This is an honor that you have graced every human being you have ever created. I praise you and I thank you that I was born and created in your image.
I come to you in shame, as even though I know that all men and women were created in your glorious image, I hold predjudices deep in my heart. For a long time, I was not even honest with myself about this inner ugliness. This attitude has stopped me from so many things. It has stopped me from meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, and from learning how to handle people that are different from me. This has closed me off from growing in so many ways. This has cut me off from receiving the blessings you want to bestow upon me.
Lord, in the name of Jesus, I cast out the spirit of prejudice, self-righteousness, loathing of the unfamiliar, impatience in dealing with differences to the spirit of balack. I break the curses that my family history on both my mother and father’s descendents may have passed onto me.
I will no longer engage in speaking negatively about anyone. I will no longer justify compartmentalizing people, condemning people or closing my mind to the goodness of the variety God has blessed the earth with.
I will celebrate my differences with others, learn from others, grow from others and help others to grow by opening my heart to them.
I will bless all those who I used to curse and I will find a way to be a living blessing by reaching out.
Lord, as I step out onto unfamiliar territory, help build my confidence and expand the love in my heart. Let it grow so much that the overflow is what will compel me to have compassion and passion for the people that I used to despise.
Thank you, Lord for showing me the ugliness of my sin, for forgiving me and for replacing my bad attitude with a much better one.
I am healed from the infirmity of bitterness, hatred, resentment, loathing, and self-righteousness in Jesus’ name! Amen.”