We pray forgiveness everytime we say the our father:
Who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
The Bible mentions forgiveness multiple times both in word and in “concept”
check out this blog: for a good listing Forgiveness
one of the more interesting things I’ve learned about forgivenes came from not the bible but “oprah”
“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.”
in other words when we forgive we are not “forgetting” but we stop holding on and dwelling to what happened…
we forgive what happened…
we stop hoping that “we” could have done something or that “they” should have done something differently
what happened happened….it is in the past
doesn’t rafiki say it so well!
If Jesus was able to forgive those
-who betrayed him
how can we as Christians not forgive the wrongs and disappointments in our lives?
check out this interpretation of the old testament story of esau and jacob
may we forgive others as God forgives us