Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM as we study God’s word together.
Our current sermon series is titled “The Lord’s Prayer: Studies in Jesus’ Model Prayer” and is a study of the Lord’s Prayer as recorded by Gospel writer Matthew:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Lord’s Prayer is a flexible pattern or framework for prayer. Hugh Latimer, an English reformer who was martyred for his faith, said, “this prayer [is] the sum and abridgment of all other prayers. All other prayers are contained in this prayer; yea, whatsoever mankind hath need of as to soul and body, that same is contained in this prayer.”
Even though Jesus gave his disciples a prayer to imitate rather than a prayer to memorize, he did give us specific words to use when we pray. Since he undoubtedly chose his words with care, it is important to notice what he emphasises.