276, forgiveness, prayer, sin
Jesus teaches about prayer, fasting, judging others, entering heaven through the narrow gate by doing God’s will: Matthew 6:5–18; Luke 11:1–13; Luke 6:37–42; Matthew 6:19–7:20; Luke 6:43–45; Matthew 7:21–29; Luke 6:46–49
Jesus taught us how to pray, with some emphasis on forgiveness of our own sins, and those of others:
Matthew 6:7-15 When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! Pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.
If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.