* wanting to forgive, but the person who wronged you denies or minimizes their offense, or
* knew you needed to forgive but you didn't feel capable of it?
And have you . . .
* wanted to receive forgiveness, but it wasn't offered, or
* received forgiveness when you knew it was immensely difficult to the one who offers it?
In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus teaches us one of the hardest prayers for us to say with complete sincerity,
It's the "as we" that hits us between the eyes. If we were just asking for forgiveness for ourselves - and sure, we could ask God to forgive those who sin against us - that would be one thing. But he ties the two aspects of forgiveness together,