“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name," (Matthew 6:9)
The hope is that believers know that God is serious about prayer. The question is not, “Should you pray,” but when you do. Jesus wanted believers to have the correct tools to approach the Father. Jesus proceeded to give believers an example of how to go about praying. The Holy Spirit also gives help in praying.
He began by telling believers to call God, Father. Believers have been adopted into the family of God. Every believer in Jesus is God’s child. The Father was further described as living in heaven. God’s throne is in heaven. He lives inapproachable light. He told Moses, “No one can see my face and live.” How awesome and majestic is God.
Finally, Jesus lifted name of God to be considered hallowed. Hallowed refers to God’s holiness. God is separate. This indicates praying with reverence. He is not like earthly fathers. His character is righteousness. His ears are attentive to His children.
Challenge: Believer, pray to your Father and magnify his name! Praise Him in the beauty of His holiness!