January 16 – Day 2: The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in Heaven
Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1)
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” (Matthew 6:9-13)
“our father in heaven…”
CONNECT WITH GOD RELATIONALLY
God is our Father in heaven. A good Father who wants to lead us, guide us, and direct us for his glory and our good. We can call him Father because he calls us his children. Today think about what that relationship means.
You have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves.
Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15)
God loves for us to call him our Father. In your prayer time today, acknowledge your intimate relationship with him and thank him for the relationship you have with him.
think about it:
What does it mean to you that God is your Father in Heaven?