The Lord’s prayer Week 5 Meditation.
As Children of God we have been saved by a loving SAVIOUR. All our trespassers/sins were forgiven and cast into the sea of ‘forgetfulness’ – all the past, all the old life mistakes and errors….these have all been dealt with at the CROSS.
But, while we live and breathe our very humanity means we, like ‘all little children’ , will continue to fall short of the standards and behaviour of our Father.
That’s why the Lord’s Prayer is so profound. This appeal is that our hearts and our lives be ever cleansed -‘ Create in me a clean pure heart – Psm 51. Even more, far more than this is the reminder………As I forgive you, so must you forgive ‘others’. Which others? All others – even our enemies. Hate forever wrong actions, but come to a place where we can forgive the people caught up in the actions.
Is this easy? No way! But this is why we pray:
Abba, my Father, Forgive me today my trespassers/faults/and sins the same way as I ask You to help me forgive ALL who sin or trespass against me.
In Your Name, and for the sake of Your Kingdom.
In Jesus’ Name.