Before you pray, Forgive.   Forgiveness is not minimizing the offense, reconciliation or forgetting what happened.  It is a daily choice, not a feeling. Don't get trapped in unforgiveness and bondage.  It's not up to you to protect your heart, that responsibility belongs to God. "But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”Mark 11:25 NLT