We have looked at the pattern of prayer given by Jesus in the Lord’s prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13. We will briefly look at three practices of prayer given in Luke 18 and 1 Timothy 2:1-8. The first will be persistence in prayer. The word persistence means “firm or obstinate continuance in the course of action despite difficulty or opposition.” The Christian life is filled with character-building moments of perseverance (Rom 5:1-5). Prayer is no different. Often the Psalmist asks

Amen simply means “let it be.” 1 Chronicles 16:36 David concludes another prayer, “Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the Lord.” Amen is found at the end of other passages (Dt 27:15-27; Neh 5:13; 8:6; Rom 1:25; Gal 1:5). We pray amen as an aspiration that our prayer might become reality. Charles Spurgeon said there are four things we state when we pray amen. 1) We pray “amen” as the desire of the heart. We want both the

This blog section has been broken down into two for lighter reading. You can read the first part here.   1 Chronicles 29:11 The prayer given by David in 1 Chronicles 29:10-19 has many aspects of the Lord’s prayer contained in the prayer. It includes references to; Our Father (1 Chr 29:10, 18), His Name (29:13, 16); His Kingdom (29:11); His revealed will to be done (29:19); His provision (29:16); His forgiveness (29:17-18); His deliverance (29:11, 15). David prays this prayer before his

Yours Is We complete our series on the Lord’s prayer with the conclusion, “Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.” We finish with a statement of God’s strength, not a petition. However, the interesting part of this prayer is that it is not found in the accounts of the Lord’s prayer in Matthew or Luke. Some translations include this doxology (KJV, NKJV, and NASB). Most translations only include this in the footnote with a comment

Question 128. How do you close this Prayer? For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. That is: All this we ask of Thee, because as our King, having power over all things, Thou art both willing and able to give us all good; and that thereby not we, but Thy holy Name may be glorified for ever. Rom. 10:12. For there is no difference, for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call

Question 196 What doth the conclusion of the Lord’ s prayer teach us? The conclusion of the Lord’ s prayer, (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Matt. 6:13)) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments, (Rom. 15:30) which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God; (Dan. 9:4,7–9,16–19) and with our prayers to join praises, (Phil. 4:6) ascribing to God alone

The Following Prayer is Found in Method for Prayer by Mathew Henry, Chapter 9 Short forms of Prayer (Pages 175-177), 1994. O Lord our God, the God of the spirits of all flesh! All souls are thine, the souls of the parents and the souls of the children are thine, and thou hast grace sufficient for both. Thou wast our fathers’ God, and as such we will exalt thee; thou art our children’s God, and also we will plead with thee, for

We now arrive at the sixth and final petition of the Lord’s prayer. The conclusion that we often pray in the Lord’s prayer is not included in the two accounts that we find in the gospels (Matt 6:9-13; Luke 11:1-4).[1] We will look at this more next week; where did it come from? Can we pray it? The sixth petition will give us enough to discuss for today. The second portion of the Lord’s prayer focuses on our weaknesses, and

46. The sixth petition eThe sixth petition [Matt. 6:13], as we have said, corresponds to the promise that the law is to be engraved upon our hearts [Prov. 3:3; 2 Cor. 3:3], but because we obey God not without continual warfare and hard and trying struggles, here we seek to be equipped with such armor and defended with such protection that we may be able to win the victory. By this we are instructed that we need not only the grace

Question 127. What is the sixth petition? And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. That is: Since we are so weak in ourselves, that we cannot stand a moment; while our deadly enemies, the devil, the world and our own flesh, assail us without ceasing; be pleased to preserve and strengthen us by the power of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may make firm stand against them, and not sink in this spiritual war, until we come

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