The Paternal Relationship of God to Us
Matthew 6:9
After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name.

1. It confers noble privileges (1 John 3:1; Romans 13:7; Psalm 113:5; 1 Samuel 2:8).

2. Such a name and title we could never have dared to take upon us had not God permitted.

3. This is no barren title (Romans 1:21; Isaiah 49:14, 15; Isaiah 63:16).

4. This first word of the Lord's Prayer is designed to give us access with confidence to God (Ephesians 3:12; Psalm 81:10).

5. This sonship has its duties.

(F. C. Blyth, M. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

WEB: Pray like this: 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.

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