Devotional Thought for Today – 02/21/2022

Prayer Series XXXIX

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

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

The Petitions (continued)

Three Petitions with respect to ourselves

Let . . . any understanding mind be judge whether it [is] not much better that these requests pass in the middle [of the Lord’s Prayer than elsewhere, which] begins spiritually and closes so.

Robert Leighton

Give us this day our daily bread

In the fourth petition . . . we pray that of God’s free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy His blessing with them.

Westminster Shorter Catechism
 

We are here taught to acknowledge our entire dependence on God for the supply of our daily necessities

J.C. Ryle

Whatever we make use of for our sustenance . . . even to the least morsel of daily bread . . . must be sanctified to us by prayer.

David Dickson

Bible Proof Texts: Proverbs 30:8-9, 1 Timothy 4:4-5


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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