Verse 12 - The fifth petition asked of God - 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
You know in this verse the word debts and trespasses are the same. Debts are sins that we have committed and for which we need forgiveness from God our Father. We all sin. (Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”) Therefore, we should be asking forgiveness from the Father. You might say, “I don’t sin that often.” Really! Whenever you do sin, then you need to seek from God forgiveness from the sins you have committed. This almost looks like you can just make a blanket statement and not have to spell out your sin for the Lord to hear. But, John reminded us in 1 John 1:9 that we should confess each sin to be cleansed and forgiven. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” So, specify the sins that you have committed: lying, stealing, anger, hot temper, ridiculing someone, bullying people, looking at pornography, bad language, pride, gossiping, strife, etc…, take them to the Lord and confess them, agree with God that they are sins and then He will do what He does, cleanse and forgive.
Notice the wording of the rest of the verse - “as we also have forgiven our debtors.” There seems to be a condition for the first request of asking God to forgive our debts. That condition is... that we have already forgiven those who have sinned against us or those who are indebted to us because of their sin.