Un-forgiveness blocks prayer
Mark 11:25 -
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.
There may be many among us who are praying and not seeing our prayers getting answered. The Lord tells us in today's message the main reason why our prayers are not getting answered is because of the un-forgiveness in us.
Even if we are grave sinners still there is hope for our prayers will be heard by the Lord, our sins will be forgiven and our situation change, but if we have un-forgiveness in us there is no hope for our prayers to be heard.
Please understand Jesus paid the price for our sins and we can avail of this ransom when we take refuge in Him. Un-forgiveness does not allow us to take refuge in Jesus Christ and that puts us in a very serious danger of being cut out from the Kingdom of God and even receiving the wrath of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You manifested your nature in the flesh by coming as Jesus Christ. He forgave even unto death and won everlasting life for us. Lord Jesus, help all those among us to overcome the hardness of our hearts and forgive all those who have sinned against us and have come to the knowledge of the wrong they have done and those who have not we leave them unto You to deal with them and pray for their souls...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
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