This article considers the Lord's Prayer from two angles: what it means and teaches us, and why the Lord Jesus gave this teaching in the form he did.
This article offers concrete suggestions for praying through the second half of the Lord's Prayer.
This article offers concrete suggestions for praying through the first three petitions of the Lord's Prayer.
What is prayer? Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will. How can we know things agreeable to his will? In the Lord's Prayer Jesus answer this question. We learn to seek reverent regard for God's name, steady advancement of his kingdom, and obedient respect for his will. And we also learn to pray for humble dependency, a broken and contrite heart, and personal holiness.
Does God lead man into temptation? How can a passage like James 1:2 encourage believers to rejoice in trials? How should the sixth petition of the Lord's Prayer be understood? The author wants to give clarity on these matters by proposing a better understanding of the Greek word "peirasmos" used in James 1:14.
This is the first article in a seven part series on the Lord's Prayer. The Lord's Prayer can be used as a model for our prayer. Most important in prayer is our attitude toward God. Here we are encouraged to approach God as our Father in heaven. At the same time, we are reminded that His Name is glorious and deserves to be honoured through our lives (the first petition).
This is the third article in a seven part series on the Lord's Prayer. By praying, "Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven" (the third petition), Christians express their desire to see God in His sovereignty conforming events on this earth to His revealed will. It is also an expression of delighting in God's will.
This is the sixth article in a seven part series on the Lord's Prayer. This article focuses on Matthew 6:13, explaining what it means when we pray the sixth petition, "Lead us not into temptation". Christians face the devil as their enemy, but also sin. Victory over sin and the devil lies in Christ our Saviour.
This is the final article in a seven part series on the Lord's Prayer. Looking at Matthew 6:13, this article focuses on the doxology at the end of the Lord's Prayer. Christians can find comfort in knowing that God is supreme and sovereign, and that God rules for the sake of the church. Prayer is a great comfort to the Christian, since we know that God listens to and answers our prayers.