Our Father in heaven
Hallowed be Your name
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts
As forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom
And the power
And the glory forever. Amen. Mat 6:9-13
“And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mat 3:17
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” Joh 1:12-13
“Go to My brethren and say to them, “I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.” Joh 20:17
“For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren.” Heb 2:11
“Seeing that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb 4:14-16
We pray “Our Father” and not “My Father,” because the Our means Jesus + me. He is Father because the blood of Jesus and His resurrection accomplished our rebirth into God’s family. We do not go before the Father, the holy and awesome Creator and King of the universe, on our own, but our elder brother Jesus goes with us into His presence. He is the Son in whom the Father is well pleased. Because of Him, we are able to approach His throne boldly as a son or daughter.
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