“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
When we consider the way Jesus taught us to pray, so many lessons emerge. One of the most basic is that we stick with it, diving below the surface of life each day to reconnect with our Father at a base level. The repetition is important not because God’s counting how many times we talk to him, but because talking to him—and listening—strengthen and deepen our relationship.
“Our Father in heaven” immediately reminds us of our relationship with him. We, his children, are here on earth in mortal bodies. Our Creator and Abba Father maintains his kingdom from the realm of heaven. We have the opportunity to bridge heaven and earth as we follow Christ and share God’s goodness with those around us. We cannot make earth as perfect as heaven, but God can—by dwelling in us and shining through to everyone around us.
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Pray: “As your child, Lord, allow me to reveal your love, compassion, and mercy to those around me so that they may know you as well.”