The Lord’s Prayer is about forgiveness

For Jesus, what is his heavenly Father’s will? The answer is revealed in Matthew 6:11-12. I believe it is the purpose of the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus is asking his father to forgive us our debts or sins, as we also forgive those who sin against us. What Jesus taught in the Lord’s Prayer (The Our Father) is about asking God for forgiveness and helping us to forgive others who hurt us. Forgiveness is central in our Christian faith. It is the core of what we are to do, and it is the reason God sent Jesus to earth. It’s the Good News; and God’s will for us is to forgive others who sin against us, and to teach others to do likewise. This brings true reconciliation into the world.

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