Q. What doth the preface of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?
A. The preface of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, “Our Father, which art in heaven,” teaches us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father, able and ready to help us; and that we should pray with and for others. (Westminster Shorter Catechism Q.100)
Q. What do we pray for in the first petition?
A. In the first petition, which is “Hallowed be Thy Name,” we pray that God would enable us, and others, to glorify Him in all that whereby He makes Himself known; and that He would dispose all things to His own glory. (Westminster Shorter Catechism Q #101)
Q. What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. In the second petition, which is, “Thy kingdom come,” we pray that Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it; and that the kingdom of glory may
be hastened. (Westminster Shorter Catechism # 102)
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