From “May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord’s Prayer” by Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson:
“‘This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.’ (Matthew 6:9-13)
Pause here to remember places in your life where offense or injury is definitive. Is there a name or face that, when it comes to mind, is immediately followed by feelings of resentment or hurt? What would forgiveness look like? Have you offered it? If not, why not? What would need to happen in order for you to do so?
Then consider relationships you may avoid because of a debt you feel you owe, emotionally or otherwise. Have you asked for forgiveness?”