Luther: The Lord’s Prayer

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household.

LutherOur Father who is in heaven.

What does this mean?–Answer.

God would thereby [with this little introduction] tenderly urge us to believe that He is our true Father, and that we are His true children, so that we may ask Him confidently with all assurance, as dear children ask their dear father.

Martin Luther, The Small Catechism

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