Heidelberg Catechism 126

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Psalm 51

Text: Matthew 6: 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (ESV)

Q. 126 What does the fifth petition mean?

A. “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” means:

Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do or the evil that constantly clings to us. Forgive us just as we are fully determined, as evidence of your grace in us, to forgive our neighbours.





  1. Our constant need:

Sinful acts:

Sinful words:

Sinful thoughts:

Sinful heart:

  1. Our only hope:

God alone:

God’s grace:

God’s doing:

God’ Son:

  1. Our solemn responsibility:

God’s promise:

God’s pattern:

God’s expectation:

God’s threat: