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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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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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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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To Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

  The forth Beatitude is to hunger and thirst for righteousness. And if we do this we will be blessed by God and satisfied. So it seems, in the list, that we must begin by acknowledging our poverty of spirit … Continue reading

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Prayer Is God’s Idea

  I think it is natural to assume that prayer is God’s idea.  For true prayer is always according to the Word of God—according to His promises and according to how He has taught us to pray. Some people, however,—those … Continue reading

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