Devotional Thought for Today – 02/15/2022

Prayer Series XXXIII

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 Petitions

Petition is a religious calling upon the name of God by suit or request, in which we desire and beg all things necessary . . . either for things of this present life . . . or for the things of the life to come.

James Usher

How many petitions are there in the Lord’s Prayer? There are six. In what order are these six petitions ranged? The first three bear a more immediate respect to God, and the last three to ourselves.

James Fisher

Three Petitions with respect to God

We then make mention of three great things: our Father’s name, our Father’s kingdom, and our Father’s will – Hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done.

J.C. Ryle

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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