The Doctrine of the Invocation
Matthew 6:9
After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name.

1. God is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in Him the Father of all who believe in the Saviour.

2. Jesus is the firstborn among many brethren, Head of the Church, the centre of union. In Him we say "Our Father."

3. Jesus has opened to us heaven; and, risen with Christ, we seek the things which are above, we pray to our Father in heaven.

4. "We say Our Father, because the Holy Ghost is given unto us, as the Spirit of adoption.

(Dr. Saphir.)

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.

The Divine Father
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