"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." - Mark 11:25
Forgiveness is usually a process, and it doesn't necessarily come easy. As I grow in faith and pray for help with forgiveness, my heart will begin to soften and change. I will not focus on the offense, but instead pray for the person I need to forgive. I will also pray for God to help me forgive myself, if I'm the one that needs to be forgiven. This is where freedom happens! It might take a little time, but with God's help I can get there.
Read Mark 11:22-26 to get more understanding on the importance of forgiveness.
What do these passages teach about the role prayers play in forgiveness?
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