When we pray, we are talking to God—our good heavenly Father who loves us and gives us good gifts.
The Lord’s Prayer is a pattern that teaches us how to pray. We will be memorizing Matthew 6:9–13 (KJV) over the next several weeks. The portion to memorize for this is week is Matthew 6:9.
When we pray, we are talking to God, who is our Father. He is my Father and your Father: as the Church, we are the family of God (Ephesians 3:14–15). Our Father is in heaven, He is Lord over all, and we can trust Him to answer our prayers (Matthew 18:19). Our Father God is holy and set apart from all evil (Leviticus 22:32).
Jesus tells us about two fathers (John 8:30–44). Because of sin, we are born with Satan as our father. He is the bad father. He is a murderer, liar and the father of lies. He wants to steal, kill and destroy our lives. He lies to us by putting thoughts in our minds that contradict God’s Word.
When we are born again, God becomes our Father. He is the good Father (Psalm 119:68). There is no evil in Him: He cannot even be in close proximity to evil. He does not cause the evil in our lives but will help us overcome it (1 Corinthians 10:13). He gives us only good gifts (James 1:13–17).
We all have father wounds. Some of us have had earthly fathers who deeply hurt us or disappointed us. Even people who have great earthly fathers still have father wounds because no earthly father is perfect. We can talk to God, our good heavenly Father. He will heal us from every father wound.