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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • The Father: Our Father in Heaven
    When you pray, say:
    "Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be Your name.
    Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done
    on earth as it is in heaven."
    Luke 11:2
    You should pray, “Our Father in Heaven.” This is the phrase Jesus used to teach you how to pray. Notice that He didn’t use the singular possessive pronoun “my.” The plural possessive “our” includes Jesus and you. So when you pray, “Our Father,” you are coming to the Father with Jesus. That means the Father will hear and answer your prayers because Jesus is your Intercessor (Hebrews 7:24-25). It also means you are coming through the blood of Jesus’ cross (Hebrews 4:14-16). Jesus is near to the Father’s heart, so when you pray “Our Father” with Jesus, you get immediate intimacy with the Father. By coming to the Father with Jesus, you can be as close to the Father as Jesus is.
    Our Father, I come to You with Jesus, so I pray, “Our Father, may Your name be holy in my life today as Your name is revered in Heaven.”
    Because you were identified with Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection, you can pray “Our Father.” Because you’ve invited Christ to live in your heart, you can pray “Our Father” (Ephesians 3:17). You can have confidence when you come to the Father with Jesus.
    Our Father in Heaven, rule Your kingdom from the throne of my heart. May I obey Your will in my life today on Earth, as Your will is obeyed in Heaven. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Luke 11:1-13
    You must come with Jesus to the Father.