Ganito kayo mananalangin, “Ama naming nasa langit, sambahin nawa ang iyong pangalan.”
Ang “Lord’s Prayer” ay ang prayer that Jesus taught His disciples. Short, simple, but it’s actually very deep. We need to grasp its words before we can make this prayer our own.
It’s important to remember who we are praying to. Every time Jesus prayed, He was talking to God the Father every time. Never Siyang nag-pray sa prophets, or kay Moses, or kay David. Based on Jesus’ example, we pray only to the Father.
Who is “Our Father”? Siya ang lumikha ng langit at lupa (Genesis 1:1). He created man in His image (Genesis 1:27). He knows everything — from beginning to the end. We read in Isaiah 46:10, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’”
This Creator God who knows everything from beginning to end loves you and me so much. He gave His only Son, Jesus, to fulfill His plan for the world (John 3:16). Tuwing magpe-pray ka, remember that our loving Father is listening.
Alam na ng Ama ang kailangan mo bago mo pa ito hingin sa Kanya (Matthew 6:8). He knows what is best for you. You don’t need to use flowery words to persuade Him to grant your requests (Matthew 6:7).
Bago ka pa man mag-pray ng “Ama Namin,” let me ask, Ama mo ba ang Ama ni Jesus? Do you have a relationship with God the Father as His child? According to John 1:12, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
As a child of God, you can call on the Father any time of the day. Don’t waste this privilege. Come to our Heavenly Father in prayer today.
Our Father, what a great privilege to be able to call You our Father, kasama ni Jesus, at ng lahat ng followers Niya sa buong mundo. Thank You, Father, for this wonderful gift of being able to talk to You.
Continue thanking our Father in a love letter. Pasalamatan mo Siya — be specific — for all the blessings He has lovingly given you as His child.