• Danny Domingo

OUR FATHER


In one event in the gospel after Jesus finished praying, His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. The Lord then gave them the Lord's prayer as a pattern in which they could pray to God. The Lord started the prayer by addressing it to the Father. It is very important with whom we are directing our prayers to. The Lord addressed His prayer to the Father, not to any other names or idols. The Father that Jesus was addressing was our Heavenly Father, who created us. He is the Father who adopted us as His children through our faith in our Lord Jesus (John 1:12-13). And not everyone has access to the Father. Only those who believed and have a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me." (John 14:6).

Once we become our Father's children, we have an intimate relationship with Him. Every time we call to our heavenly Father, He listens to us because we have direct access to Him. There is not a moment that our heavenly Father does not hear our prayers. He always answers our prayers according to His will and purpose in our lives. Jesus then continued the prayer by saying, "may your name be honored; may your kingdom come." Our Lord's desire for us was that our heavenly Father would be honored in us and that His kingdom would reign in our hearts.

Let us be encouraged that we have a Father in heaven that cares about us and understands what we are going through. As we go through this pandemic, let us continue to pray and trust Him, knowing that He is in us.

Ask yourself this question: How should you respond to your current situation, knowing that you have a heavenly Father hears your prayers?

Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.

Prayer:

Father in heaven, thank you for being my loving Father. Thank you that I am not alone going through my situations. Thank you that you always listen to my prayers. Please help me to trust you and honor you with my life. Please help me with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.