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Praying to the Father

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Luke 11:1-13

As we begin Lent this coming week, we begin a new short series looking at prayer.
Praying to the Father Praying through the Son Praying by the Spirit Praying with faith
So today we look at Praying to the Father
There are three things that are surprising when we look at our passage from Luke. 
And the first is this
1. We can pray to God as Father
Jesus says, ‘When you pray, say, ‘Father .. hallowed be your name’.
We are so used to calling God ‘Father’ in our prayers that we do not wonder at how amazing it just is. 
Why should the creator of this world, the one who was behind the big bang or whatever it was that started it all off, the one who created space and time and so is bigger and beyond space and time, the one who is bigger and beyond being and life and who is the source of life and being – why should this One invite us to call out to him as ‘Father’?
It is not natural for people to call God, ‘Father’. 
When people talk about the existence of God, they are really speaking about th…