Category Archives: How To Pray

The Lord’s Prayer: What it Teaches us about Prayer

  It brings to us the way we ought to regard God when we pray.  Thus when we pray “Our Father” we understand that we ought to regard Him as our father.  Likewise, when we pray “Hallowed be Thy name” … Continue reading

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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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How to Use the Lord’s Prayer to Aid You in Prayer

If you are struggling in prayer and are not sure that you are praying as you ought to (as God wants you to), I suggest that you use The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) as an outline for your prayer.  Start … Continue reading

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Was the Doxology of the Lord’s Prayer Included in Jesus’ Original Composition?

 Its source.  There seems to be quite a disagreement as to whether this last line, “For yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever,” was included in Jesus original composition.  The RSV, the ASV, the NIV, and … Continue reading

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And Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil

 After we have prayed for daily bread and forgiveness, we are made clean and strong, ready for duty and for battle.  But before we go out into the world we must pray that God would lead us and protect us.  … Continue reading

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And Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors

 Here is the petition that is the most needed to maintain our relationship with God.  It is the petition that helps to keep our mind and soul pure so that we can commune with Him in prayer.  Hence this petition … Continue reading

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5 Possible Meanings of “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”

 This is an excerpt from my book Purpose of Prayer. Here is the first of three petitions that describe our own personal needs.  The first three petitions are for God’s desires.  The next three are for our needs.  And we … Continue reading

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Your Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven

An excerpt from my book Purpose of Prayer . As we pray for God’s name to be hallowed, and for His kingdom to come, with the same breath we should pray also for His will to be done.  For the holiness … Continue reading

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