The Civil Writer Magazine

Anything instructive tells you or provides knowledge or information: helping to instruct someone how to or what to do. As an example an instructive text is a text that instructs or tells you how to do something. In English, anything that informs or enlightens is instructive like a verb (run). It is like your wife telling you when you get home take out the garbage. Or you tell your wife to order your medicine and you both end the messages with I love you.

The Lord's Prayer, also called the Our Father, is a venerated Christian prayer which, according to the New Testament, Jesus taught as the way to pray: Pray then in this way ... Jesus says you

should start your prayer with "hallowed be your name." This is essentially a declaration of praise to God for His perfect nature. After that statement the Lords prayer goes down hill because it becomes an instructive prayer telling God the creator what to do that are related to your human needs and concerns. Give us this day our daily bread...., And forgive us our debts

..., Lead us not into temptation..., delivers us.

Initial words of this prayer are instructive telling God what to do relating to your human needs and concerns. Why did Jesus represent this prayer. Because he was looking at it from a son point of view as to request something from a parent. The apostles were not sons of God but constituents therefore they should pray from a thankful positioning. If you don't tell God what to do how do you pray? You pray always from a gracious point of view thanking God for where you are, how you and others are and if you don't know how you are or like where you are you simply state that thy "will be done" which should never be considered as some place to harm you or complicate your life. If you tell your God what you always want or need it is obvious that you are instructing an unknowing God who is not omniscient. If your God is omniscience he knows what you need.