In the fifth petition (which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors) we pray, That God, for Christ's sake,
would freely pardon all our sins;1
which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart
to forgive others.2
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to
be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their
trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.