And he said to them, When you pray, say, Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done…
Rev. Dr. Jonas King once went to visit the children in an orphan asylum. The children were seated in a schoolroom and Dr. King stood on a platform before them. "So this is an orphan asylum," said he. "I suppose that many of you children would tell me that you have no father or mother, were I to ask you." "Yes, sir; yes, sir," said some little voices. "How many of you say you have no father? Hold up your hands." A forest of hands were put up. "So you say, you have no father?" "Yes, sir; yes, sir." "Now," said Dr. King, "do you ever say the Lord's prayer? Let me hear you." The children began: "Our Father who art in heaven Stop, children," said Dr. King; "did you begin right?" The children began again: "Our Father who art in heaven" "Stop again, children," said Dr. King. "What did you say? Our Father? Then you have a Father; a good, rich Father. I want to tell you about Him. He owns all the gold in California; He owns all the world; He can give you as much of anything as He sees is best for you. Now, children, never forget that you have a Father. Go to Him for all you want, as if you could see Him. He is able and willing to do all that is for your good."
Parallel VersesKJV: And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.