Lord, Teach Us to Pray 

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” Matthew 6:9

What a privilege to say Abba, Father, when we pray! Jesus tells us to become as little children (Matthew 18:3), since it is the child who is humble before his daddy. The child easily jumps in his daddy’s lap and asks for something needed. This same humility is how a Christian is to pray and trust.

What a privilege that this same Abba, Father, is in heaven and is the One whose name is honored above all others!

Our Father God is the Maker of all things. (Jeremiah 10:16) Our Father God created the heavens and the earth, and spoke with power and might to call all things forth. (John 1:1-3; Genesis 1:1) Our Father God is the Creator who made us and formed us. (Deuteronomy 32:6) Our Father God called us by name and engraved it on the palm of His hand. (Isaiah 49) Our Father God is the One who sits enthroned in heaven surrounded by brilliance, majesty and splendor. (Revelation 4:2-3) Father, you deserve unending praise!

Dear Christian, let us approach the throne of our gracious God with confidence! (Hebrews 4:16) Let us climb up into our daddy’s lap and believe our requests will be granted.

Jesus told his disciples to ask and it will be given; to seek and you will find. (Matthew 7:7) Jesus said that our perfect Father in heaven would give good gifts to those who ask. (Matthew 7:11) Is it not written, that every good and perfect gift is from above? (James 1:17)

How is it that we get tripped up and look to other gods or things to answer the pressing needs that come our way? How is it that we act indifferently and arrogantly to the One who holds all things?

Heavenly Father, we humbly enter Your presence. Thank You for calling us Your children. We love You and trust in You alone for the good gifts You can abundantly supply. In Jesus Name, Amen


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