On Confession

As we meditate on the Lord’s Prayer and think about “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive our trespassers”, we must also think about confession. There are stories of young Martin Luther confessing his sins for hours on end, then leaving his confessor, and then immediately returning, realizing he left out something and fearing the consequences. […]

On Our Father

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” The opening of the Lord’s Prayer. Good and right prayer begins with focus towards the Divine (our Heavenly Father), adoration of His Holy Name, and a reminder to ourselves that He is Holy. Now, in some churches there is discussion about using the term “Father” when referring to God. […]