Forgiveness, prayer, love

Father, forgive us.  Before we even say the words, we are depending on Him to do so.  The very act of prayer depends on God ‘s pardoning grace.  If God dealt with us according to our sins, not one prayer could be heard. (Andrew Murray) Pardon opens the door to all God’s love and blessing–including the privilege of prayer.  And when it takes possession of our hearts that we have been forgiven, we extend the same grace to others.  Prayer is not a certain frame of mind, an hour of noble thought disconnected from the rest of life.  What we say in prayer must be what we do and desire the rest of the day.  Friend, are you grateful for God’s forgiveness?  Will you let the fact of His forgiveness sink so deep into your heart that you can “live love” toward others–even those who have hurt you?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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