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Our Father: Enjoying God in Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer was once repeated in most Christian services of worship with almost monotonous regularity. This formality was rarely linked with much understanding or feeling. But Jesus intended the prayer in order to teach his disciples how to pray. This prayer ‘gives shape to the whole life of a Christian’ (p.26). In this…

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November 2001
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The Lord’s Prayer 7: The greatness of God

A conclusion, or doxology, to the Lord’s prayer is found in the account of the prayer in Matthew 6. In verse 13 we read: ‘For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever. Amen’. This is disputed by modern textual critics, and most modern translations reduce that part of the…

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October 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Lord’s Prayer: Temptation

The sixth petition of the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4) concerns something very intrusive in our life’s experience — temptation to sin. The previous petition has to do with forgiveness of sin, and so in a sense we are going back a stage to the source of sinning. Temptation is the context of…

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July 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Lord’s Prayer

The opening petitions of the Lord's Prayer focus upon God. We are taught how to approach him and how to pray to him concerning his kingdom on earth. In this third petition, 'Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven' (Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2), we are reminded of the priority of…

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