Jesus said to them, ‘When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name. (Luke 11:2)
This text calls us to relationship with God – a warm, loving, intimate relationship. When we pray ‘Our Father’ it also implies relationship to others who are our brothers and sisters. While we all know that siblings can fight we also know that siblings look out for and take care of each other. Since we are praying that God’s name is holy, precious, special, it implies belief in something bigger than ourselves who guides our steps.
Not everyone’s relationship with their father is easy, loving, happy. My father was an alcoholic, so I get that. Encouraging young people in their connectedness to others and that there is an ultimate reality who can help guide our steps is the path to wholeness and holiness.
Have a great week!