Matthew 6:9 “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

The Scene: A letter addressed to Jesus the Christ, at His address in Heaven.

When we pray and focus on Jesus, just as though we were composing a formal letter to Him, the Lord’s Prayer (sometimes called the disciples’ prayer) is a good example to follow for our letter to God.

Ecclesiastes 5:2 Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything to God. God is in heaven and you are on the earth, so let your words be few.

Jesus is always eager to hear from us as we say “Dear Jesus…”, we compose our words to the Lord carefully, thoughtfully, not idly.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,* with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

*petition definition: A formal written request to a superior authority. (Merriam-Webster)

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