Matthew 6:9 “Our Father in heaven…
This phrase is the introduction to what is often referred to as the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus offered this prayer in response to His disciples’ request to teach them to pray (see Luke 11:1). Many excellent books have been written on this prayer, but let me share a couple of simple thoughts with you.
The One to whom we pray is not a distant deity or a mystical power, He is our heavenly Father. As Father He who infuses His own Spirit into His offspring, shares an intimate relationship with His children, and looks after us in a paternal way. As our heavenly Father, He is Almighty, the Beginning and the End, compassionate, deliverer, eternal, faithful, good, holy, immutable, just, kind, loving, merciful, near, omniscient, powerful, qualified, refuge, sovereign, truth, unsearchable, victorious, wonderful, and zealous. He is all that and more. That is pretty impressive, don’t you think?
Let’s sing: “I’m a child of the King, child of the King, with Jesus my Savior I’m a child of the King.”