“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, – Matthew 6:9 (NIV)

When Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples, He was using a method of teaching that was popular in His day. Each phrase of the prayer is topical, or it can be used as a template to guide us in prayer. “Our Father” tells us that we are to address God in warm, intimate terms. This is not a God who is far off – He is near. “Hallowed” is a term of honor. To start our prayers with intimacy and honor creates the proper attitude of our head and heart before God.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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