Matthew 6:9 – Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
When you were a child, did you ever "talk back" or say something disrespectful to one of your parents, only to hear them ask you, "Who do you think you're talking to?" Sometimes our heavenly Father must feel like asking us the same thing when we pray! So many times our prayers only include phrases like, "Do this;" "Give me that;" "Look what they did to me!;" "Why are you letting this happen to me?" or "Fix this."
Of course, our heavenly Father wants us to share all our thoughts and feelings with Him, including our requests, but when these prayers are the only words heard from His children, we must sound like whiny, spoiled brats to Him. Jesus taught us to pray recognizing God as our holy Father in heaven. He, above all, deserves our utmost adoration, respect, and honour.
Prayer: Father God, today, as we pray, help us remember to give You our praise, love, and thanksgiving as we honour Your holy name and remember Who we are talking to! Amen.