[b]Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven.[/b]
Jesus . . . lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father.My Father and your Father.
In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.You did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, Abba! Father! The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba! Father! So you are no longer a slave, but a son.
In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.
Matt. 6:9; John 17:1; John 20:17; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 8:15, 16; Gal. 4:6, 7; John 16:23, 24; 2 Cor. 6:17, 18
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