From Pastor Perry

12/19/2015 Matt. 6:7-12

Matthew 6:7-15

Lord's Prayer (Part 2)

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: 

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 

The Lord's Prayer is how Jesus taught us to pray.  One of the identifiers of Christians is the 5th Petition: "Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors."  We are to be a forgiving people.  In fact, the last verse in today's reading says "if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."  Well, if we want to be forgiven, then we are to be forgiving.  It's not an option.

 

I pray: O Lord, I repent of my sins and ask for forgiveness.  Help me to forgive others when they have sinned against me.  It is easy to ask for forgiveness, but it is not so easy to forgive others.  Help me and guide me.  Amen.

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