After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name.
I. THE DIVINE FATHERHOOD.
II. The Fatherhood of God by CREATION.
III. The Fatherhood of God by REDEMPTION.
IV. The BLESSINGS INVOLVED in the Divine Fatherhood.
V. UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD in the Divine Fatherhood. We pray for others; we share in the prayers of others. This brotherhood extends to the various conditions of social life. It embraces nations. What a bond to our otherwise dissevered humanity is this word " our."
VI. The MAJESTY of the Father. These were added that there may not be anything earthly in our conception of the heavenly majesty of God. "In heaven": —
(1) It is suggestive of dignity;
VII. PRACTICAL LESSONS:
1. Filial confidence.
(Newman Hall, LL. B.)
Parallel VersesKJV: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.