The Lord’s Prayer.  Most of you have known the Lord’s Prayer; the Our Father, for many, many years.  Maybe when you were a child, you memorized it in Sunday school.  We recite it every Sunday in our worship services.  Most of you can pray it even without thinking about it.  “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth…” and you don’t even think about it.  But these are profound statements. 
Actually, The Lord’s Prayer is several prayers. Each phrase is really a prayer in and of itself.  With these familiar words, Jesus not only taught how to pray, but he described the God to whom we are praying. The prayer reveals to us the God He wants us all to know and love! Each of those phrases, if you look at them in detail provide for us powerful picture of who God is but also serve as a means of more profound connection with God and a source of inner peace. 
So on Sunday, we’re going to begin a new series of messages taking a detailed look at the Lord’s Prayer.  We will examine each individual phrase and what it means to your life.  I believe that as you begin to better understand the Lord’s Prayer and you don’t just pray it; you live it – it will change your life.
This week we will examine the opening phrase of the prayer, “Our Father who art in heaven.”
I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!