And Forgive Us Our Debts
As we’ve worked through the Lord’s Prayer, we turn our attention in prayer to our need for pardon and cleansing. God’s forgiveness is conditional on our willingness to forgive those who have wronged us. This is surprising, but it is really God who forgives us fires. It is God who we have wronged. And God is the only one who is absolutely undeserving of our wrongs. Most conflicts between people involve wrongs that go both ways. We are to forgive as God has first forgiven us in Christ. Prayer is the release valve for resentment and bitterness.