Thoughts about the Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

After this manner therefore pray ye:

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.Thy kingdom come.Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.And lead us not into evil: For thine is the kingdom,and the power and the glory,forever.Amen (Matthew 6:9 to 13, KJV)

Our Father in heaven

We must not pray, not only alone and for ourselves, but with love for others, for we are members one of another in the body of Christ, called to fellowship with each other. From heaven, God beholds the children of men (Psalms 33:13 &14;) and we must in prayer see His eye upon us, thence He has a full view of all our wants, burden and desires of our infirmities.

“The Father” – 2 grand ideas – The tender and respectful love of children’s feel for their fathers and the strond confidence in God’s love for us, such a father have for their children.

“Which art in heaven” – speaks of His Omnipresence that heaven cannot contain.(1 Kings 8:27). His Majesty and Dominion and His Omniscience – His eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men (Psalms 11:4)

The Mystery of the Trinity

“The Father” – He is the source of all holiness

“The Son” – Establishes the Kingdom of God upon earth.

“The Holy Spirit”- By His energy works in men to will and to perform

Givë us this day our daily bread

God is the author and dispenser of all temporal as well as spiritual good. We are to receive it as a gift from God. The ancient Jews expressed their dependence on the Lord and they let God to determine what was best and most suitable. We should not ask only that which is essential to our support but God have promised neither luxuries nor what we want.

Thy will be done

The object of these three first petitions is that God’s name be glorified and His kingdom established. By being placed first (God’s kingdom), we learn that his glory and kingdom are more important than our wants. They should be first in our hearts and petition before God’s throne of grace.

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