Epistles of Thomas

June 9, 2009

Praying the Lord’s Prayer review

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Packer, James Innell. Praying the Lord’s Prayer (Originally published in I Want to Be a Christian, 1994). Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007. 120pp. 1581349637, 9781581349634.

In this book Packer provides 16 short chapters looking at the Lord’s Prayer. There are seven distinct activities in prayer as shown in the Lord’s Prayer:

approaching God in adoration and trust; acknowledging his work and his worth, in praise and worship; admitting sin, and seeking pardon; asking that needs be met, for ourselves and others; arguing with God for blessing, as wrestling Jacob did in Genesis 32; accepting from God one’s own situation as he has shaped it; and adhering to God in faithfulness through thick and thin (17).

This summer the youth prayer meeting at BAC will be working through the Lord’s Prayer using this book as a primary source of information and planning our weeks according to the structure inherent in the Prayer, which is  followed by Packer.

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