II. HIS PROPRIETY IN PRAYER
See how properly He addresses the Lord.
1. Prayer is to be addressed to the Father. He is our Father because He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our redeemer. He is our Father for we have been adopted into His family and are born of His Spirit and are named after Him.
2. Faith in the disposition of God to bless His children. We never may be bolder than when we pray for God's blessing upon His people. That is His will from all eternity, and that at the cost of His only begotten Son, Phil 1:4-6.
3. God's elect is one family. Please note that God's family is found only in heaven or on earth. There is no purgatory.