Aspects of prayer outlined in the Lord's Prayer
4. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
|1. Father, hallowed...||2. Your kingdom...||3. Give us each day...||4. Forgive us...||5. Do not bring us to...|
|4.a. Your Father..will forgive|
|Luk 11||Forgive us our sins, for we forgive everyone who does us wrong.||And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.||And forgive us our debts, as we also herewith forgive our debtors.||And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.|
|Mat 6||Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us.||And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.||.||And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.|
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When you stand and pray, forgive anything you may have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive the wrongs you have done. (TEV)
If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done. (TEV)
See also S&H 17:6-7, Mis 129:2-9, by Mary Baker Eddy
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And Love is reflected in love.
If a member of the church is inclined to be uncharitable, or to condemn his brother without cause, let him put his finger to his lips, and forgive others as he would be forgiven. One's first lesson is to learn one's self; having done this, one will naturally, through grace from God, forgive his brother and love his enemies. To avenge an imaginary or an actual wrong, is suicidal.
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