“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”-Mark 11: 25.
Acceptable prayer must imply that we are forgiven by God; for how can an unpardoned sinner hope to have influence with Him? In the New Testament we are plainly assured by the Savior Himself, that our own forgiveness by God is conditional upon our forgiveness of those who have injured us. The fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer significantly implies this, when it says, “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors;” and, at the close of the passage in Matthew that includes that prayer, as if to enforce this particular thought more than any other, these words of Jesus are added: “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
- William W. Patton.
Read Matthew 28: 23-35 and Ephesians 4:32. It ought to be easy to forgive when we remember how much we have been forgiven.