'Our Father, who art in heaven...' No other words of the Bible are spoken more than the 65 words we call the Lord's Prayer. Countless times every day for the past two thousand years - in church worship, in personal devotion, in every language on every continent - the words come to life. Prayer takes time, energy, discipline, perseverence. How can these words of Jesus help us understand prayer? Perhaps more significantly, how can they give us more passion for prayer?
Douglas Connelly (M.Div. and M.Th., Grace Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Parkside Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. A prolific writer and popular speaker, Connelly has written several books and Bible study guides, including "Angels Around Us" (IVP) which has over 100,000 copies in print. Other recent books include "Wisdom for Life's Journey" and "Wisdom for the Easter Journey", both published by Jossey-Bass. He has written 10 books in the LifeBuilder series.
Getting the most out of The Lord's PrayerA" 1. Talking to the Father - Matthew 6:5-15 2. Showing Some Respect - Isaiah 6:1-8 3. Who's Really in Charge? - Matthew 25:31-46 4. Why Pray When You Can Worry? - Luke 12:22-34 5. Costly Forgiveness - Matthew 18:21-35 6. Tackling Temptation - John 17:6-19 7. The Power and Glory - Revelation 4 8. A Passion for Prayer - Luke 11:1-13 Leader's Notes