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

I. From the title FATHER we know that God is a Person.

II. OUR Father belongs to God as the Father of all mankind.

III. God is our Father through Jesus Christ.

IV. In teaching us to pray "Our:Father," Jesus would remind us of our brotherhood.

1. The fellowship that knits together God's elect.

2. It is a word of love that takes in all men.

V. Which art in heaven, means Father in perfection.

1. Perfection of love.

2. Perfection of help.

3. Perfection of nearness and observation.

4. Perfection of homeliness.

(Dr. Stanford.)

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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