Monday, July 23, 2007

Forgive Us Our Debts

Forgive Us. I'm pretty good at praying forgive ME. But with this part of the Lord's prayer we are again reminded that sometimes sin is a corporate thing. We need to intercede on behalf of others. When is the last time you prayed for God to forgive US?

Another very interesting thought is presented here...Is your own forgiveness conditioned on your willingness to forgive others? Let's just say it this way - we have been forgiven so much, how in the world could we not forgive another?

1 comment:

Phil said...

We should not take this prayer too lightly. For when we pray, "...and forgive us our debts (trespasses) as we forgive our debtors (those that trespass against us)...", we are asking God to forgive us in the same way (measure) we forgive others. Is this what we REALLY want?