"Our Father" Some do expound these words as though they were a rhetorical preface which we use to win God’s favour. But we use words in our prayer not that God, but that we may be moved and affected. First we call him Father: whereof we are first to seek the meaning, and then the use. By the name of Father God alone is understood: For, as our Saviour saith we must call no man father (Matt. 23. 9), because we have but one Father who is in heaven. We have one Father, which is G
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