Join me as I take a closer look at The Our Father.
We start this prayer by calling the Lord "Father" What does this mean? Is just something that we say, like we might call a close friend of the family an uncle? No, we are not just calling the Lord "Father" because he acts like a father or because he is similar to a father. We call him father because he is our father. Through baptism is is truly our adopted father.
But this is not all. If he is truly our Father then we are in return truly his children. It is as his children that we come to him with the petitions in this prayer. Only as children can we humbly come to the Lord with the petitions that we ask of him in this prayer.
We are not simply praying to the creator of the universe and we are not praying as just part of his creation.
Dear Lord, Help me to truly come to you as one of your children.
For more of my thoughts on the Our Father and on prayer look at these posts.
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