Pray Like Jesus. The Lord’s Prayer
“The Lord’s Prayer” is the most perfect of prayers. For many of us, we learned this prayer at a very young age and did not realize nor understand at that time we just had our first encounter with God.
In it, we learn how to pray to Our God, Our Father. This prayer teaches us how to pray, what to ask for and in what order we should make our request known. When we pray “The Lord’s Pray” we pray like Jesus, Our Savior. Don’t you want to know how He spent His prayer time with Our Father?
Over the next couple of days, I want to break down and share on each of the petitions in the prayer. There are 7 petitions in total.
Introduction. “OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN”
Our Father, Abba Father, My Father…we can invoke, call upon, trust and believe in God as “Father” because He is revealed to us by His Son which fulfills His covenant with us.
In the Scriptures, there are many different names used to describe God. While all the names of God are important in many ways, the name “Abba Father” is one of the most significant names of God in understanding how He relates to people. The word Abba is an Aramaic word that would most closely be translated as “Daddy.” It was a common term that young children would use to address their fathers. It signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in his “daddy.” (1) OUR FATHER.
Does God “live” in Heaven? Isn’t that a great question. If God is in us then Heaven is in us as well…right? I don’t believe He “lives” in Heaven, I believe He is Heaven. I believe there isn’t any one place that could ever contain “ALL” that God Is. Heaven is where ever God is. WHO ART IN HEAVEN.
First Petition. “HALLOWED BE THY NAME”
“Hallowed be thy Name” is the first petition. Out of the seven petitions that Jesus prayed the first three address God the Father and the next four prayers are directed toward fulfilling our needs and concerns.
When we say “hallowed be thy name”, we are honoring God’s name as Holy. We are not to use God’s name casually but to be in awe, inspired, and in reverence of who He is and what He’s done. Jesus taught us that we should and must begin each and every prayer with “praising” God. HALLOWED BE THY NAME.
Tomorrow, I will share more on the petitions in the Lord’s Prayer.
May Your Steps Fulfill Their Purpose.
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