Forgiveness – Day 15
The Lord’s Prayer can be a very convenient prayer to pray, but we often forget that verse 12 requires a particularly important act from the person who prays this prayer.
Forgiveness in the Gospels – 2
When we take verse 12 as it stands, we ask God to forgive us in the same way as we forgive others who have wronged us. The explanation of verse 12 can be read in verses 14-15. When we do not forgive others, we think that we are not sinners and have no need for forgiveness.
It is imperative that we forgive others, as God has graciously forgiven us for every sin that we have committed. A spirit of unforgiveness should never be present in the life of a believer or the church.
Forgiveness is the process of the restoration of a broken relationship with God, and with our neighbours and with ourselves.