Pastor’s Corner

 

 

 

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Matthew 6:9 (KJV)

 

 

God is our Heavenly Parent.  More specifically, God is our Father. Jesus taught the disciples to pray to God as Father. When you read or recite the prayer, you can’t help but notice the fatherly characteristics attributed to God, as Father.  “Give us this day, our daily bread.”  A father sustains his children with what they need for survival.

“Forgive us our debts.” A loving father does not seek revenge for every wrong committed by his child. So often, a loving father, while recognizing that a wrong was committed, will release his child from the righteous severity of the punishment demanded.

“Lead us not into temptation.” A loving father’s goal is to always direct his children in such way that they will be an asset to the society.

“Deliver us from the evil one.”  The loving father strives to deliver his children from the influence of the force of evil. God is our Heavenly Father. He’s bigger than us. He’s also bigger and badder than the evil one.  He’s Daddy, and Daddy takes care of His children.

Prayer

Thank You for being loving, for providing for my needs and for understanding me. Thanks for providing guidance for us, so that we won’t have to “mess up.”  However, thank You also because You forgive me when I stray from Your will.  I love You; we love You, Daddy. Amen.

 

Pastor JJ