Prayer can be a challenge for many people. Christians often go through the motions, but are left wondering if their prayers are even heard, or if they matter. In Praying the Lord’s Prayer, Packer presents a powerful truth: that prayer is a natural activity between the Heavenly Father and his children. As Packer works through each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer, readers will begin to grasp the basic principles and guidelines of prayer set out by Christ and strengthen their own prayer life.
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“What a man is alone on his knees before God,’ said the saintly Murray McCheyne, ‘that he is—and no more.’” (Page 15)
“First, as God’s adopted children we are loved no less than is the one whom God called his ‘beloved Son’” (Page 28)
“This prayer is a pattern for all Christian praying. Jesus is teaching that prayer will be acceptable when, and only when, the attitudes, thoughts, and desires expressed fit the pattern. That is to say: every prayer of ours should be a praying of the Lord’s Prayer in some shape or form.” (Pages 15–16)
“Fourth, we must honor our Father by serving his interests” (Page 30)
“Here more clearly than anywhere the purpose of prayer becomes plain: not to make God do my will (which is practicing magic), but to bring my will into line with his (which is what it means to practice true religion).” (Pages 57–58)
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