The prayer consists of seven petitions, that are asked of our Heavenly Father.
#''Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.'' In this petition, we beseech our Heavenly Father that His name, which is always holy in itself, be hallowed, with His blessing, both in us and through us ([[
Mathew]] 5:16). The Lord is the fullness and perfection of sanctity, but we sanctify ourselves by glorifying Him.
#''Thy kingdom come.'' In this petition, we ask the Lord to help us and make us worthy, through His grace, of the Kingdom of Heaven which begins, as Christ Himself said, here on earth, within us. But it will only come to us in the fullness of its power when Sin ceases to hold undivided sway in us and righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit ([[Romans]] 14:17) abide in us.
#''Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.'' In this petition, we beseech God the Father that He not allow us to live out our earthly lives according to our sinful ways, but according to His will, which is always good, and acceptable, and perfect (Romans 12:2). By obeying the will of God, we begin to establish the Kingdom of God within ourselves.