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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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Three Types of Petitions—from the Disciples Prayer

The following article is an excerpt from this book.   When we look at the Disciples Prayer (or The Lord’s Prayer), I believe we see three types of petitions that Jesus taught (Matthew 6:8-13).    1. Invocation We get this … Continue reading

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The Petition Part of Prayer

  As I see it, from my study of this topic, there are two very basic natures or meanings of prayer: (1) petition, and (2) soul to soul communication with God (which really includes all parts of prayer). In this … Continue reading

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Four Prayer Principles from the Lord’s Prayer

  Regard these four point as instructions on prayer from Jesus Himself.   1. Pray with priority Jesus taught us to pray, “Hallowed be Your name; Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” … Continue reading

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How to Pray the Scriptures – 3 Ways

  We can’t go wrong by praying the scriptures. The scriptures are the Word and the will of God.  We should always try to pray as close to the will of God as possible.  Most of the time, as far … Continue reading

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Four Purposes of Prayer That Are Eternal

  By purpose I mean the direction that prayer should take; that is, what things God has designed for us to pray about. The purposes of prayer has been set forth for us in the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9-13).  Some … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Keep God on Your Mind as You Pray

  The focus of prayer must always be on God. True prayer reaches out to God and seeks to find God.  It meditates on God and internalizes God.  If we don’t do these things when we pray, if we go … Continue reading

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Five Purposes of Prayer—from The Lord’s Prayer

  I am not sure that there is any one purpose of prayer, however, I think Jesus has given us some very good purposes for prayer in the model prayer that He gave to His disciples (Matt. 6: 9-13).  If … Continue reading

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