Winging a prayer: ‘Our Father.’ (Matthew 6:9)

Janet Scott reads from the gospel of Matthew

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I n the middle of the sermon on the mount Matthew sets the prayer which Jesus teaches his followers. Putting it here is deliberate and significant. Matthew is presenting Jesus as a new Moses. Like Moses, he has escaped death at the behest of a cruel king; he has been brought out of Egypt; and now he is giving the people a new law and new teaching.

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