Thursday 20th June 2024
To err is human, to forgive divine
  • Sirach 48:1-14
  • Psalm 97:1-7
  • Matthew 6:7-15

Prayer is divided into three parts: seeking God’s will, his provision for our needs and forgiveness. Jesus provides a model prayer, commonly known as the Lord’s Prayer. This prayer is a guide for us to approach God. It emphasizes acknowledging God’s holiness, seeking his kingdom and will, asking for daily provision, seeking forgiveness for sin, and asking for protection from temptation and evil. Prayer is a meaningful communication with God, recognizing that God already knows our needs. Many times we think that God is not aware of our needs. Jesus links God’s forgiveness to our willingness to forgive others. Those who seek God’s forgiveness should also extend forgiveness to others. We often ask for forgiveness from God but do not forgive others. It is a part of our discipleship call. Many times we struggle to forgive others since we are unable to forgive ourselves. We are called to make our prayers not as an obligation, but willingly and gladly from our heart and soul.

PRAYER: Abba Father, help me to forgive others as you forgive me. Amen.

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