(Matt 6:12-13) …forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
This scripture is a request for the grace of The Lord. We know how easy it is to ask for God’s mercy, but how merciful are we to our fellow man?
In our quest for God’s forgiveness, we must ask ourselves, how forgiving are we to our neighbor? It speaks of our own accountability and of our being responsible. Secondly, we know that God does not lead us to do wrong; however, He may allow us to be tested. Temptation is a strong force, but our God is even stronger. We must continually ask for His discernment to identify all temptation at its onset and then His power to overcome that lurking beast that’s just waiting to devour… We need His Holy Spirit, for we cannot do it without Him.
Written by: Anonymous
Pray this prayer with me:
Almighty Master, Show us how to better love one another. Show us how all love comes from you. Show us how everyone who loves has been born of you and knows you. In hope, we live for a bright tomorrow surrounded in love. In hope, we are never disappointed. In all we say, in all we do, in all we think, place all our hope in you because we know you pour your love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. In love, because you love us, we are not slaves to fear of death. In love, we received from you the Spirit of being your child. In love, we cry to you “Abba, Father” for you are our true Father in heaven. Show us how we must love one another because we are all your children. Remind us anyone who believes in you as the Son of God has the testimony of love in their heart. We believe you are the Son of the living God and we believe the testimony given to us by God the father. We love one another because we know you love us. We love one another because through your blood we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of your grace. We love one another so in the coming ages you might show us the incomparable riches of your grace, expressed in your kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Because you loved us, we shall love one another. In Jesus’ matchless name, AMEN!!
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