After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name.
In our nature are quenchless affections. These call for something more than God the Creator, the Ruler.
1. We should recognize that God is our Father, in order that we may have right views of religion.
2. It is important to realize the truth of God's paternity, because of its consolations.
3. This truth furnishes us with the profoundest motives to obedience.
(E. H. Chaplin.)
Parallel VersesKJV: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.