Devotional Thought for Today – 02/08/2022

Prayer Series XXVIII

We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer.

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Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4

QUOTES TO CONTEMPLATE

The Lord’s Prayer . . . which every Christian is obliged to receive with the utmost reverence, as the Lord’s own word. But it was never imposed by Jesus Christ or His apostles, as a set form to which His Church is bound to pray in these very words, and no other.

Thomas Boston

The Lord’s Prayer is the finest prayer . . . that was ever sent from heaven. Because God the Father gave His Son the words for the prayer, and sent Him to introduce it, we know beyond a doubt that His prayer pleases the Father immensely.

Martin Luther

This most holy prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . [was] delivered to the universal Church to be a universal form or rule to pray to God.

Henry Bullinger

Prayer is to be made in a language which we understand, for our Saviour Christ taught His disciples here in a tongue which they understood, and not in an unknown language.

James Ussher

A prayer formed upon the model of this excellent pattern, having the substance of the several petitions interspersed through it, though expressed in other words, is a true Scriptural prayer.

Thomas Boston

RESOURCES:

The Lord’s Prayer: Explained and Applied (by Wilhelmus à Brakel)

Sermon on The Lord’s Prayer by Charles Spurgeon – “A Heavenly Pattern for Our Earthly Life”

C.S. LEWIS COMMENTARY ON THE LORD’S PRAYER

What Is the Purpose of the Lord’s Prayer? (GTY Ministries)

What is the Lord’s prayer? (by James Ussher)

The Lord’s Prayer: Its Spirit and Teaching (by Octavius Winslow)

The Lord’s Prayer (eBook) (by A W Pink)

The Lord’s Prayer (eBook) by Thomas Watson


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