Devotional Thought for Today – 02/14/2022

Prayer Series XXXII

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 Preface (continued)

Who art in heaven

Why is God said here to be in heaven? It is to note His sovereign power and dominion over all, as a ground-work of faith in prayer.

John Flavel

God is said to be in heaven, not because He is . . . nowhere else . . But . . . He is . . . where He reveals His glory most to saints and angels.

Thomas Watson

The words in heaven teach us not to think of God’s heavenly majesty as something earthly, and to expect everything for body and soul from His almighty power.

Heidelberg Catechism

He is a Father, and therefore we may come to Him with boldness, but a Father in heaven, and therefore we must come with reverence.

Matthew Henry

What does . . . in heaven teach us? To . . . be most intent [in our prayers] on heavenly things

John Brown of Haddington

Bible Proof Texts: 1 Kings 8:30b, 2 Chronicles 30:27, Psalm 103:19, Psalm 123:1, Acts 17:24-25, Ecclesiastes 5:2


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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