As we celebrate Father’s Day this year, may we see our Heavenly Father more clearly through the words of the prayer His Son taught us to pray.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
1 John 3:1
Who art in heaven
The Lord is exalted over all the nations, His glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,
who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth.
Hallowed be Thy name
You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God,
for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name.
Thy kingdom come
For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the
kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him
shall have eternal life, and I will raise Him up at the last day.
Give us this day our daily bread
The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food at the proper time.
You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
And forgive us our trespasses
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive
my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”
Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
And lead us not into temptation
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.
The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
But deliver us from evil
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack …
2 Timothy 4:18
For Thine is the kingdom
… for everything in heaven and earth is Yours.
Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all.
1 Chronicles 29:11b
And the power
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host, one by one, and calls them each by name.
Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
And the glory forever and ever
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God,
be honor and glory for ever and ever.
1 Timothy 1:17
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”
1 Chronicles 16:36
All Scripture taken from the New International Version.
Linda Cox is a regular contributor to DivineDetour. She recently retired after twenty-five years as a district office secretary for the State of Illinois. Her first loves are studying the Bible and reading, but Linda occasionally tries her hand at writing. Her work is published in All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa (Thomas Nelson), The One-Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale), Life Lessons from Grandparents (Write Integrity) and the Love Is a Verb devotional (Bethany House). She and her husband live on a farm with their two indoor/outdoor farm mutts.
Blessings “across the pond,” Dear Friend!