"I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal ... of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:13-14).

By Tara Wright

"REMEMBER ... Deep breath. Pray this. Father in Jesus name I pray for those who hurt me. As an act of my will, I forgive them for what they did. I will not hate them despise them or desire they suffer for their actions. Lord I ask you to forgive them and open their eyes so that they will not hurt others in the way they hurt me. I give you all the hurt and bitterness in my life. I refuse to carry the burden of those Past hearts in my heart anymore. Lord help me to cleanse my heart with your word. I release those who have hurt me. I will no longer live with the suffered wrong. I resist temptation to pick up and remember the hurts. Instead I choose to think of you lord. Which tells me to let go of the past and press on toward the prize of your high calling. I will not let the pain of my past in and ruin the promise of my future. Thank you Lord for freeing me from my past. In Jesus name I pray Amen." -- Nichelle Tapangco