The Lord’s Prayer may be one of the most famous prayers in the world. The vast majority of Christians—from Catholic to Charismatic—say it regularly. It’s something we can all agree on, isn’t it? But what if the vast majority have managed to get it wrong? Right before Jesus gave us that model prayer, He emphasized how not to pray: And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites.
Do you know how to pray? Are you making progress in your prayer life? Do you find your prayers have become repetitive, dry, or boring? I find I need help to learn how to pray. Do you? Martin Luther’s barber once asked for advice on developing his prayer life. So Luther wrote him a letter
I’ve been preaching through the Lord’s Prayer at church, and in my studies, I keep hearing echoes of Eden through these petitions. Our Father which art in heaven, We address our Father in heaven, because in Gen 1:1 God created all things, including us. He is not part of creation, but over creation, in heaven.