Recently we’ve been talking about the Our Father prayer with our 6 year old. I told her that it is one of the most important prayers and definitely very special since it was Jesus who taught it to us when he was asked how to pray. As I worked with her and helped her break it down to learn it, I thought about how perfect his prayer really is. It answers many of the essential questions of life.
Who is God? Our Father
Where is God? In Heaven
What do we do with God? Praise Him
What is God’s place in our world and lives? God is above us and all others. It is HIS kingdom and HIS Will that prevails over all other people and powers.
What does God do for us? He gives us what we need every day
What should we ask of God? To love us and forgive us over and over again.
What does God ask of us? To love others and forgive them over and over again.
How does He want us to live? He wants us to avoid what will hurt us or others; He wants us to choose good over bad.
What if we fail? He will protect us from the chains of evil and, if we ask, He will help us get out of whatever trouble we get ourselves into and put us back on the right path.
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Here are some pics of the project we did to help her learn the prayer: