Category Archives: Prayer A to Z Excerpts

The Lord’s Prayer: Its Form

  The prayer is arranged in three main parts: the address—“Our Father who is in heaven,” six petitions, and the doxology. We will focus, in this blog, on the six petitions.   The Six Petitions As for the six petitions, … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer: Its Sources

  Someone once said to me, “None of us really has any original thoughts.  Whatever we think and say and write, we have heard from someone else, or have read it somewhere.”  If we look at Jesus in His humanity … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer: Its Two Settings

The study of prayer would not be complete without examining the Lord’s Prayer. It is no doubt the most comprehensive piece of work on prayer ever composed.  Here in this very short prayer Jesus has woven every possible principle of … Continue reading

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3 Things to Pray That the Holy Spirit Will Do For Us

Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will do these three things for us and in us:   1.  Bring us into communion with God Since we know that God is spirit and that He is omnipresent, we can be … Continue reading

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Four Things to Pray That the Holy Spirit Will Do For Us

  As Christians we are indwelt with the Holy Spirit. But it is up to us every day to ask Him for His help. Here are four things we can ask of Him.   1.  That He will give us power … Continue reading

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How We Can Pray For the World: Three Areas of Prayer

  Just before Jesus ascended to heaven He told His disciples that as soon as He arrived He would send the Holy Spirit back to them.  Then He said, “And when He has come, He will convict the world of … Continue reading

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Who is the Holy Spirit? 5 Descriptions

  There are several ways the Holy Spirit has been described in scripture.  Here are five descriptions: As Wind On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came suddenly as a “rushing mighty wind” (Acts 2:2-4).  This wind—the Holy Spirit—filled … Continue reading

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