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


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


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”


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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