In our last lesson we examined the implications of Jesus teaching us to address God as “our Father.” It conjures a beautiful picture of an intimate relationship between a child and dad. Have a conversation with God. There are not code words that must be said. We do not talk to him to be seen by others. We do not need flowery words or to be formal in our language. Just talk to God, like talking to your dad, having a discussion about our requests and desires, aligning our will to God’s will. We will now continue our study of Jesus’ teaching on prayer.
9 “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Matthew 6:9-13; HCSB)
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