The Background Behind Jesus’ Prayer to God the Father


Why do we pray to God the Father? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Caleb Friedeman works through the ancient Jewish background behind the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray—often referred to as the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6; Luke 11)—and helps us understand the meaning of Jesus’ reference to God as Father.

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Caleb Friedeman currently resides in Wheaton where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology—New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He also serves as Associate Pastor of Christian Education at Trinity Church of the Nazarene (Naperville, IL) and is an adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.



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