Why Doesn't the Church Teach Christian Followers to Pray the "Our Brother"?

@mythociate (15365)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
January 5, 2011 5:32pm CST
There are many answers ranging from the apologetic to the 'apostatic'/atheistic, but mine is basically this: Lord Jesus Christ gives us NOTHING but what Our Father extends to him to deliver to us. Why do YOU think the church doesn't teach an "Our Brother"?
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• United States
6 Jan 11
Because we are taught to pray to Our Father and The Son and not to an Our Brother. We are however are taught to treat one another as Our Brother and Our Sister.
@mythociate (15365)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6 Jan 11
Amen, Sister hwg. But does that make Jesus 'Our Uncle'? 'Our Cousin-Thrise-Removed-On-Our-Mother's-Side'? What about that one Gospel-story where he 'denies' his mother & brothers and says something like "He who follows me is my brother or sister."
• United States
6 Jan 11
I find Jesus can simply be what your heart and soul desires as he is the one who gave up his life for all his brothers and sisters indeed. So if anyone wants to consider him highest almighty that works for me.
@mythociate (15365)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6 Jan 11
Cool
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
During the times of Jesus, preachers like him have their signature prayers, which their followers pray. Like St. Francis of Assisi has his own signature prayer, and so do the other saints. Jesus, in his time, though already considered as the Son of God then, was still a preacher, therefore he had his own prayer that his followers pray. Hence, we have Our Father. It is the prayer Jesus taught us. It is in the bible, that's why we're praying it. Also, most celebrations in the Church are because of Jesus, we praise him and glorify him a lot. Also, you can make your own prayer for Jesus. It doesn't necessarily have to be taught by the Church.
@mythociate (15365)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6 Jan 11
But aren't there times when you would rather thank of him as a "brother" rather than a "God far away on a lonely tall mountain?"