To forgive another is itself a prayer to be forgiven.  Jesus taught that forgiving others is connected to my forgiveness.  God has forgiven all of us such a huge debt.  It is His expectation that we forgive others like He has forgiven us.  A sure sign that we have not forgiven is that we are not “done with it!”  As I forgive, my prayer for forgiveness is answered.  Forgiving others is prayerful gratitude to the One who forgives me.

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions” Mark 11:25 (NASB).