Lord teach us to pray; that was the question they wanted answered. Ok boys, the first thing you need to know about prayer is know who you are talking to not what you’re asking for and give Him reverence. The second thing is be willing to do His will in your life more than yours. Then the third thing is give us what we need. The next two things are the hardest for you and I to do, “Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins;” What’s that? Have we really sinned? That word just slipped out I really didn’t mean it.
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
After all they said and did I’m not about to speak to them it would show weakness on my part.
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give (to say I’m sorry, I forgive, I love, thank you)than to receive.
So what is sin? Sin is a transgression or violation of the law.
1John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
We sin when we don’t tell the truth Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
We sin when we use the Lords name in vain Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain;
We sin when we forget the Lords day Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
We sin when we don’t honor our parents Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon
The next is “for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.” Have you forgiven someone that has hurt you with their speech? Words do cut deep and if we allow them they will keep us awake at night while the one who said them are fast asleep. Why is it important to forgive others? Well the Lord forgave you didn’t He? Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, sofar hath he removed our transgressions from us.
We should do the same. Luke 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
Luke 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
We are not only to ask for forgiveness of our sins but we are also to forgive those who have sinned against us. If we fail in asking God to forgive us and we fail in forgiving others there is one word that explains why and it’s our PRIDE! Pride not only robs you but it robs others also.