Our God is in the highest heaven, his name YHWH is holy. His kingdom & will shall come & reign on the earth just as it does in heaven. Asking for his providence as our daily bread, we live on food, but without spiritual food we would shrivel up & dry out. Forgiveness. Keep us from temptation & the evil ones tricks & snares. God is the Kingdom, the Power & the Glory forever & ever. Amen. * I hope that's what you were asking. Peace.
Hi, Merbear. Are you talking about the Lord's Prayer? "Our Father" refers to God. "Our Father who art in Heaven..." He is our Creator, our "father, if that makes sense and is to what you are referring.
The Lord's Prayer should be understood as an example, a pattern, of how to pray. It gives us the "ingredients" that should go into prayer. Here is how it breaks down. "Our Father in heaven" is teaching us whom to address our prayers to-the Father. "Hallowed be your name" is telling us to worship God, and to praise Him for who He is. The phrase "your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" is a reminder to us that we are to pray for God's plan in our lives and the world, not our own plan. We are to pray for God's will to be done, not for our desires. We are encouraged to ask God for the things we need in "give us today our daily bread." "Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors" reminds us to confess our sins to God and to turn from them, and also to forgive others as God has forgiven us. The conclusion of the Lord's Prayer, "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one" is a plea for help in achieving victory over sin and a request for protection from the attacks of the devil. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Lords-prayer.html#ixzz2PSJTR4Fm
Matt 6:9-13: helps us understand proper matters about which to pray. "Pray along these lines" #1. Our Father who art in heaven. #2. Hallowed be thy name. #3. Thy kingdom come. #4 Thy will be done. #5 On earth as it is in heaven. #6 Give us this day our daily bread. #7 And forgive us our debts. #8 As we also have forgiven our debtors. #9 And lead us not in temptation, #10 But deliver us from evil. (Notice that God's name and purpose should be given priority) We are asking for his Kingdom to come here on earth .