What doth the preface of the Lord’s prayer teach us?

The preface of the Lord’s prayer (contained in these words, Our Father which art in heaven,) teacheth us, when we pray, to draw near to God with confidence of his fatherly goodness, and our interest therein; with reverence, and all other child-like dispositions, heavenly affections, and due apprehensions of his sovereign power, majesty, and gracious condescension: as also, to pray with and for others.

Scripture Proofs

Matt. 6:9; Luke 11:13; Rom. 8:15; Isa. 64:9; Ps. 123:1; Lam. 3:41; Isa. 63:15-16; Neh. 1:4-6; Acts 12:5