HOUR OF RESTORATION
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
THE LORD’S PRAYER: FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS
Basic Scripture: Matthew 6:12-13
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and power, and glory, forever. Amen
It is another destiny encounter with the God who forgives. Another important part of the manner we should pray is the part of forgiveness and power and glory. In the Scriptures, we saw a parable Jesus told about the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:21-35). The summary of this parable shows how a servant of a great king could not forgive his fellow servant who owed him lesser than how much he owes the king. Upon hearing this the king got angry and treated him for his wickedness towards his fellow servant. This parable was told by Jesus because of a question the Apostle Peter asked Him about forgiveness. Jesus responded to this by saying that we should forgive until seventy times seven. This literally means we should forgive all the time. Yes, always without counting.
This was what Jesus wanted us to do. To always forgive our friends, families, colleagues, spouses, and mates. Through that will our Heavenly Father also forgive us of our sins. Often times, we skip our part of the forgiveness process and ask God to forgive us. In the Bible, there were several teachings on forgiveness. It all begins with us forgiving each other before our Father will also forgive us. This shows that our God is a God of peace and love. Without forgiveness peace and love cannot be achieved.
Another part of the manner of the Lord’s Prayer is “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”. It is the duty of every king to protect his subjects. Even in this country, the president has to act in a way that will make his citizens feel secured and comfortable. God does this the best so we feel secure. Jesus Christ promised us the Holy Spirit to be with us when He left the earth and truly He came to lead and direct us on the path that is perfect in the sight of God. Asking in prayer to be led not into temptation means allowing yourself to be led by the Holy Spirit. Only the leading of the Holy Spirit will keep you out of anything negative on your path of life. Through His leading, He then delivers you from evil. You see, it works hand in hand. Without the leading, you will definitely fall into evil and with the leading, you will be delivered from all evil.
Let us always remember the relevance of this section of the pattern of God’s prayer and use it as expected of us for through that can we command exploits on this earth and in our lives. Pray now
1. Take a song of worship and pray as led by the Holy Spirit.
2. Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask of You to forgive me of my sins as I forgive that of my neighbors, friends, and spouse.
3. Holy Spirit I ask of you to lead me in all my ways and deliver me from all evil in the name of Jesus
4. Monthly Declaration: Psalm 56
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