Prayer Email archive:
(06/25/2000) forgiveness is not our right when...
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: forgiveness is not our right when..
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
I placed my pastor's quiz in the previous prayer
email. I just want to comment on point v of the quiz:
v. It is my duty to forgive the offender that hurt
someone else TRUE/FALSE
Tried answering this? The answer is FALSE. Sometimes
we see people hurting someone else. And sometimes out
of compassion, we go to the party that has not been
forgiven and say "I forgive you."
It is not our duty or our right to do that. Imagine if
your friend's son has been killed and your friend is
still trying to deal with his death when fellow
believers go up to the murderer and say "we forgive
Forgiveness is for the person who has been offended or
hurt. When Jesus taught us how to pray to the Father,
He said "forgive us our debts, as we forgive our
debtors" ... people who have offended us. He did not
ask us to forgive people who have offended others.
2. Prayer update:
i. Update on my children -- thankful
(waihun: thankful has posted an update earlier to say
that things are progressing and to thank us for the
prayer, but she just emailed me today and say that
things have just gotten worse.)
dear prayer warriors;
the devil has attacked majorly again in our home. my
daughter has run away to possibly her dads, and my son
is in total rebellion. I feel I have no choice but to
give them over to their father and let him bear the
burden. I can not bear any more pain. Please pray for
their safety and for God to bring them to repentance.
I am greatly grieved and need wisdom and grace. my mom
has helped me through this and she needs prayer too!
thank you and I welcome any advice. thankful
(waihun: she emailed me again and said that her
daughter has not contacted the father and she does not
know where the daughter is now. She feels a little
overwhelmed now but believes that God is still in
control. Please pray!!)
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|Sunday, June 25, 2000 1:09:37 PM waihun|