The Lord’s Prayer and positions

November 27th, 2013

I came across this description of positions of the Lord Prayer recently. It talks about God and our relationship to Him as we pray. I found it quite useful.

The initial benefit of this prayer is the way it exhibits the believer’s relationship with God. “Our Father” presents the father/child relationship; “hallowed be Thy name,” the deity/worshiper; “Thy kingdom come,” the sovereign/subject; “Thy will be done,” the master/servant; “give us this day our daily bread,” the benefactor/beneficiary; “forgive us our debts,” the Savior/sinner; and “do not lead us into temptation,” the guide/pilgrim. (From Alone with God, by John MacCarthur p.46)