Prayer based on Luke 6:29. Themes: Forgiveness, Generosity, Non-Retaliation.
Dear God, help me to have the strength and courage to follow your teachings. When someone strikes me on the cheek, give me the grace to offer the other cheek in love and forgiveness. And when someone takes away my cloak, help me to not withhold my coat, but to give generously and selflessly. May I always strive to live a life of compassion and kindness, just as you have shown us. Amen.
Verse: To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don’t withhold your coat also.
This is a Command. The verse instructs the reader to turn the other cheek and give their coat as well if someone takes their cloak.