Devotional Thought for Today -03/04/2022

Prayer Series XLIX We continue with the final excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Conclusions (continued) For ever How long will the kingdom , power and glory be His? For ever, without intermission through eternity. Exodus 15:18. James Fisher We rejoice that our King reigns in providence and shall reign in … More Devotional Thought for Today -03/04/2022

Devotional Thought for Today -03/03/2022

Prayer Series XLVIII We continue with the final excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Conclusions The Conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.) teaches us totake our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to … More Devotional Thought for Today -03/03/2022

Devotional Thought for Today – 03/02/2022

Prayer Series XLVII We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Petitions (continued) But deliver us from evil. Deliver us from his power, his snares, his arts, his temptations. Albert Barnes Deliver us from Satan, and from all the evils he sends . . . snares, crafty practices, deceivings . … More Devotional Thought for Today – 03/02/2022

Devotional Thought for Today – 02/28/2022

Prayer Series XLV We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Petitions (continued) And lead us not into temptation And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Temptation is anything . . . that . . . has a force or efficacy to draw the mind and … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/28/2022

Devotional Thought for Today – 02/25/2022

Prayer Series XLII We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Petitions (continued) As we forgive those who trespass against us [Here] we are taught the great importance of a forgiving spirit . . . It fills a prominent place in the Lord’s Prayer. The only profession we make in … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/25/2022

Devotional Thought for Today – 02/24/2022

Prayer Series XLI We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Petitions (continued) And forgive us our trespasses… Who are meant by us, for whom forgiveness is asked? Ourselves: for every man is in the first place to be concerned for his own pardon . . . Others also, not … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/24/2022

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 … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/21/2022

Devotional Thought for Today – 02/17/2022

Prayer Series XXXV We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Petitions (continued) Thy kingdom come What do we pray for in the second petition? The destruction of Satan’s kingdom, and the coming of the kingdom of God. Psalm 83:17-18. John Brown of Haddington In the second petition we pray … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/17/2022

Devotional Thought for Today – 02/16/2022

Prayer Series XXXIV We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Petitions (continued) Hallowed be thy name What are we here to understand by the name of God? All those things . . . by which He manifests Himself . . . His words, works and ordinances, but especially His … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/16/2022

Devotional Thought for Today – 02/11/2022

Prayer Series XXX We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4 The Preface (continued) At the very beginning of our prayer, Christ wants to kindle in us . . the childlike awe and trust that God through Christ has become our Father. Heidelberg Catechism He both calls Himself our Father, and … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/11/2022