The Lord’s Prayer – Video (1-26-12)

January 26, 2012 – The Lord’s Prayer

In the sermon on the mount Jesus gives some training on prayer, then he teaches us how to pray with His model known as the Lord’s Prayer. There is much we can learn from this instruction and model for praying in our families.

Jesus redefines our Relationship with God

Abba Father

When Jesus instructs His disciples on how to pray he opens by saying “Our Father”. He uses the word Abba, which has the connotation of ‘Daddy’. It is a term of closeness – Father to Son. This is the God we have always known, but for the original disciples it redefined who God is in relationship to His people. Before Jesus, there was great fear in speaking the name of God.

Here is a short clip from Monty Python that humorously shows us the fear that went into God’s name.

But Jesus says, Daddy – We no longer live in fear of the name, but realize we are to come to God with confidence – like a son would approach his daddy.

A word about the Families in Faith Web Page.

This page will have past videos and email content, along with a forum for parents to share what’s working with you. Our community is strongest when we all share what we are doing with our kids to pass on the faith. This new web site will give you a chance to share your stories and ideas, as well as read and respond to what others are doing.  Keep watching for more….

Families in Faith is a Free email resource. We will send an email every week offering tips, suggestions, training, and encouragement to parents as they work to pass the faith on to their children.

Please share this email with others. You can also encourage others to sign up for Families in Faith online by having them text the word “families” to 22828, or click the envelope on the upper rh side of this page, or go to

Web links for further training:

The Lord’s Prayer for Children


Created by Dr. Joel Dietrich
Minister to Families and Children
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd – Springfield, VA 22152

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