6 And forgive us our trespasses, as we
forgive those who trespass against us.
Something to make you smile:
Whose Fault is It? | Fawlty Towers – The Builders (3 minutes)
Oh, so all the time it was actually my fault!
Gathering your thoughts for prayer/worship:
Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive – Koine (3 minutes)
Bible Reading: Matthew 5:38-48
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbourand hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Reflection with quiet:
Light a candle and use it to focus you thinking.
What strikes you about this passage? What might it say about God, and/or about your relationship with God?
Reflection with music:
Amazing Love (I’m Forgiven) by Newsboys (4½ minutes)
List of who/where/what to pray for today:
ADDITIONAL PRAYER: Spend some time in confession, and in prayer for those you need to forgive who may have hurt you.
Spend time in prayer (speaking or in silence) thanking God first before bringing petition (remembering your five people).
The Lord’s Prayer:
Pray the Lords Prayer pausing after ‘forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.’