I pray Father, forgive me as I forgive others, and I think about the person I hold a grudge against. I get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I feel compelled to forgive her because I don’t want my Heavenly Father to hold a grudge against me. I want Him to forgive me.
I feel a little nauseous when I think about the person who spoke to me in a condescending way and my desire for revenge. I feel compelled to forgive him because I don’t want my Heavenly Father to seek revenge against me. I want Him to forgive me.
The only time I ask God to do what I do is when I ask Him for forgiveness. It’s the only time Jesus taught us to pray in that manner. I guess He knew we would feel compelled to forgive like He forgives when we ask Him to forgive like we forgive.
OUR CREATOR, REDEEMER, AND FRIEND LOVES US SO MUCH AND KNOWS US SO WELL.
…and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. Matthew 6:12 NLT