Hope for the Hopeless: Forgive us our debts...


Hope for the Hopeless: Forgive us our debts

Matthew 6:9-13


Matthew 6:9-13

"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today 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 the evil one.”


 1.  The Priority of this Prayer

1 John 1:8-10; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1; James 2:9

     1 John 3:4; Matthew 6:12; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20


2.  The Persistence of this Prayer

Romans 3:24-28; Psalm 32:4-5; Isaiah 59:2

         1 John 1:7; Psalm 138:23-24

  • Make a moral inventory of your sins
  • Accept the blame
  • Ask for forgiveness


 3.  The Prerequisite of this Prayer

Ephesians 4:32; Hebrews 12:15; Matthew 6:14-15

  • Forgive others because you realize that God has forgiven you
  • Forgive others to keep from growing bitter
  • Forgive others because it pleases God

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