The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from the evil one.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Meaning of the Lord's Prayer
The Father-Son relationship within the Trinity reveals our potential relationship with God. Christ, the Son of God, grants us the privilege of calling God Our Father by the grace of adoption (Galatians 4:4-7).
As a "son of God," the Christian is called to love, trust, and serve God as Christ does the Father.
We must note that God is not our Father simply because He created us.
He is only Father to those in a saving and personal relationship with Him, a communion that only comes by the grace of adoption.