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"Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name." Matthew 6:9 Amp.
He loves to hear you pray—when you do it the right way. If we complain, He gets up and quietly walks out the door. It is not that He does not care about us. He cares so much that He wants us to grow. He wants us to learn how to receive from His lofty hand. Please say lofty. He wants to hear you pray today more than ever before.
Some people say that they don't have time for prayer. You cannot know Him without a prayer life. With a little prayer life, you can become more sensitive to Him. But if you really want to know Him, it takes time. It is just like getting to know someone. We cannot know how wonderful, powerful, and extraordinary He is unless we have a prayer life. We have to learn how to talk and walk with Him.
I have prayed, “Teach me heaven's language for prayer.” We need to learn how to talk to God as to move His hand on behalf of situations and people. As we move closer to a heavenly language, then faith is going to follow.
In Matthew 6:9, He says to “Pray, therefore, like this.” He is telling us how to address the Father. He wants us to remember who we are coming before. “Hallowed be Thy name.” From there on, your prayer must be aligned with holiness. You are not going to tell Him what you want, but your position must be to hear what He wants. You are going to hallow His name through your prayer. His name will be kept holy.
He knows what we will pray before we pray it. He looks at our hearts. “Our Father in heaven” puts Him and you in the right position.
We talk to Him with honor. We talk to Him with praise and thanksgiving. We wait for Him because we honor Him. We wait with a patient heart because we trust Him. We begin our prayer, “Our Father Who is in heaven.” It is meant to remind you that He is your Father, and He cares for you as His very own dear child. “Hallowed be Your name” by the prayer I am about to pray.
~ Nita Johnson
Teaching on the Lord's Prayer
Originally posted by FidelityMusic
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Edit: Thought we were adding on to the person above us? ^^^^edit on 17-9-2012 by FidelityMusic because: (no reason given)