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Archive for the ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ Category

What are Vain Repetitions?

June 4, 2015

“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking” (Matt. 6:7, KJV). The phrase “vain repetitions” comes from the translation of Matthew 6:7 in the King James version. It is a translation of the Greek word battalogeo. This is the […]

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

October 9, 2013

Have you been tempted lately? The more we pray and the more we trust in God the more likely it is that Satan will tempt us. In Jesus’ life Satan comes after him immediately following his baptism. In the book of Job Satan went after a man who was “blameless and upright.” We might think […]

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

October 2, 2013

C.S. Lewis once said “Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.”[1] Everyone wants forgiveness but it is a hard thing to practice. When we are offended we want revenge. We want to get back at those who have wronged us. Sometimes there are people whom we think do not […]

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

September 25, 2013

“The danger with the prayer for bread is that we get there too soon. We come to prayer, aware of urgent needs, or at least wants. It’s tempting to race through the Lord’s Prayer, as far as ‘on earth as it is in heaven’ so that we can then take a deep breath and say […]

Thy Will Be Done

September 18, 2013

If we are not careful it is easy to begin to think we are the center of the universe, or we may think we are the star of a one act play. We have certain ideas about our life. We know where we want it to go and we don’t want to get off course. […]

Thy Kingdom Come

September 11, 2013

Ask any American if they would like a king and the answer you will probably receive is a resounding “No!” We are an independent people. We are leery of our government. We do not like people telling us what to do. We bring all this with us when we become a Christian. Becoming a Christian […]

May Your Name Be Holy Among Us

September 4, 2013

“Hallowed be your name” may be one of the most misunderstood phrases of the Lord’s Prayer. Do we hallow the name of the Lord? If so, how does one go about this? John Chrysostom explains that God is full of glory but that we need to glorify God in our own lives.[1] If we follow […]

6 Ways to Pray the Lord’s Prayer

August 29, 2013

Use it as a model – Before the Lord’s prayer in the Gospel of Matthew we are instructed to “Pray then like this…” Because of these words the Lord’s prayer in Matthew has sometimes been called “the model prayer.” It is a prayer that teaches us how to pray. We learn to pray by watching […]

Our Father

August 28, 2013

Language is not perfect but it is what we have. Words may mean different things to different people. The word father may carry a positive connotation with some people and it may carry a negative connotation with others. Our personal experience with our own father affects how we understand this word. Before we begin looking […]

How Not to Pray

August 20, 2013

“Do not be like the hypocrites when you pray. For they love to be seen in their places of worship and other public places. Pray to God the Father in a private and quiet place. He sees you and he will reward you. When you pray do not use meaningless words like the Gentiles do, […]