Matthew 18:21-22 (NLT)
21 Then Peter came to him and asked, "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?" 22 "No!" Jesus replied, "seventy times seven!

Peter is asking Jesus how often he should forgive someone, knowing he should forgive, but he sets a limit of seven times. In Luke 17:4, Jesus tells the disciples, “Even if he wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, forgive him." And here in Matthew we find Jesus telling them to forgive seventy times seven. In other words Jesus is telling Peter there is no set limit on forgiveness

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” If you have been in church most of your life then you have probably prayed that prayer many times. Have you ever thought seriously about the words? You are asking God to forgive you for your sins against Him as you forgive others for the wrongs they have done against you. In other words we are to be imitators of God. There is another lesson to be learned in those words. God wants us to learn to forgive, so we learn His forgiveness. Most of us think when we sin God couldn’t possibly forgive us or love us again. Yet we have the words coming from the Lord Himself telling us how He would forgive. In Luke 24:47 it says, “With my authority, take this message of repentance to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: `There is forgiveness of sins for all who turn to me.'” Jesus forgives over, and over, and over again. There is no limit to His grace and love for us. Did you think Jesus was limited in His love for you? Have you ever wondered if your sins kept Him pushed away? Pray and tell Him you want His forgiveness because Jesus is always willing to forgive you. He longs to be your friend, your comforter, your companion, your counselor, and your God.