This past Sunday, we examined what it means for us to pray about forgiveness. Our ability to be forgiven is connected to our habits around forgiving; all that means we must embrace God's call to ask important questions out of the Lord's prayer. Here is the four step process we examined to help equip us. 1) Pray the Lord's prayer through verse 12. We become right sized and that opens us to be humbly led by God. 2) Use these questions: Am I asking for something I'm not willing to offer others? What must I forgive? Have I forgiven such that I can ask for forgiveness? What needs to be forgiven again? 3) Pause and listen. Wait for an answer. 4) Don't stop at identifying what needs forgiveness; document it, so that when you hear an answer, you can follow up on it.
Pray. Question. Pause. Document.
Know that you are forgiven and get to share in the joy of forgiveness.