Session 2: The address to God Our Father who art in heaven and the 1st petition.
This session will answer the question about what we mean when we address God as Father. Why do we need to mention that he is in heaven? We will also come to understand why we pray that God’s name would be holy.
The very first words of Jesus in his public ministry are “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). What does God’s kingdom look like? Why does it need to come? In the third petition we note that God’s will is always done in heaven. We will ponder on how to accomplish God’s wi...
With the fourth petition we begin to ask for things we need in our life. Are we just praying for physical bread or does this request imply more? We will look to the Lord’s teaching to discover what kind of bread we need today that he also gives us every day.
The forgiveness of sins is a key part of Jesus’ mission on earth. This message is also one that we need to participate in. We need to forgive others who have sinned against us or we will not receive his mercy in our life. How do we find the reserves to realize this difficult yet necessary task?