From Debt to Forgiveness

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Jesus on Cross

 “In this manner, therefore, 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 this day our daily bread. 
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.” Matthew 6:9-12

Our Father in heaven, You have blessed us by looking at us as Your children. We honor Your name and ask that You cause Your name to be revered throughout the heavens and upon earth. We ask that Your kingdom reign in our lives and that our will is transformed into Your will on earth. You are our Provider; give us our daily needs, both spiritually and physically. 

Forgive us our debts

Father, Your eyes are pure, and you  cannot behold evil; You cannot look on wickedness. Habakkuk 1:13a. We have not done Your will but ours. We have sinned, Father. With that sin comes a price – an unblemished sacrifice – death. Father, Your only begotten Son paid my debt and the debt of the entire world. You gave Your Son, Jesus, to the world to be beaten and whipped beyond recognition as a man. My sin nailed Him to the cross. He was pierced for my transgressions.

Jesus even asked You to forgive His executioners, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Luke 23:34

You laid my sin and the sin of the world upon Jesus. He endured the shame of each sin that had ever been committed and each sin that will ever be done. Because You are holy, You forsook Jesus.

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46

He was forsaken of God for a moment. And the reason for His being forsaken is given to us in this psalm [Psalm 22] in verse 3 [But You are holy]. But He was forsaken by God for a moment in order that you would not have to be forsaken by God eternally. He was forsaken by God when God placed upon Him the iniquities of us all. He bore the penalty of our sin. Chuck Smith

Such a great price, Father! Forgive me.

As I forgive my debtors

Father, the price of my sin was so great. My sin caused Jesus the agony of the cross! I have been forgiven so much.

How can I not forgive my debtors? Do I even have debtors? Jesus also paid their debt.

I’m Your child – a child of the Kingdom. I have all the riches of Your kingdom.

Thank You, Father for Your great love, for sending Jesus into the world, so that anyone who believes in Him will not pay the price of their sin. Instead, because You have forgiven those who follow Jesus, You have also given eternal life in Your kingdom.

Thank You, Father for Your forgiveness.

You are holy, righteous, just, and merciful. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen


2 responses to “From Debt to Forgiveness”

  1. lynnabbottstudios Avatar

    Amen!! So powerful! This is also my prayer. Thank you!

    1. possesshispromises Avatar

      Thank you, Lynn. We’ve been studying The Lord’s Prayer for the last 2 months, and it has literally changed the way I pray. May your prayers grow in intensity and impact. Karen

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