Matthew 6:9b “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name”
The prayer that Jesus thought His disciples teaches us a lot about our relationship with God and one another. Jesus introduces God as “our Father”. It is important to recognize that believers in Christ belong to one big family. We have siblings who are also loved by God and who have equal rights to the presence of God as we do. We therefore need to treat each other with love and respect.
Again, our Lord introduces God not as a benefactor or father Christmas but “our Father”. Those who believe is Jesus Christ have a personal relationship with God. We can therefore go boldly to “our Father” in confidence to pour our hearts to God in good and bad times. Our Father is able to do much more abundantly above what we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).
Also please note that “our Father” (God) has no grandchildren. We are all God’s children with the same privileges. We all have the right to Ask and Seek and Knock through prayer. Therefore let us make time today to seek the face of our Heavenly Father. God is ready to hear us and to supply our needs according to His riches and glory in Jesus Christ (Philippians 4:19).
In this period of uncertainty let us go to our Father in prayer for protection, provision and promotion.
Reflection: How is your relationship with your heavenly Father? How do you trust our Father in this period of uncertainty?
Reading: Matthew 6:5-15
Rev. John Obeng
New Life International UMC