"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." NIV
"And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses." KJV
How quick are we to forgive those who hold on to unforgiveness in their own hearts? Why would we expect God to forgive and show mercy to us if we are harboring grudges against others? It is God's character that we will be forgiven in tandem with the way we forgive others.
Heavenly Father, help us to forgive others so that our hearts will be free of resentment and that You will find us ready to accept the forgiveness we so desperately need from You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC