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Gene’s Daily Scriptural Postings

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Matthew 6:9

(9) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. King James Version Change your email Bible version

Jesus' Model Prayer begins with a salutation to the Father in heaven. It continues—as many ancient greetings to deities or royalty do—with a desire for His blessedness and reign to increase. In the ancient Middle East, petitioners of kings and emperors used exultant language to praise and honor their lords. For instance, when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego addressed Nebuchadnezzar after he called them before him for refusing to bow before h