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The Lord's Prayer: A Guide to Praying to Our Father ( Christian Essentials )

by Wesley Hill


You pray it. But do you understand it? The Lord's Prayer has become so familiar to us that we don't think about what we're praying. It's a portrait of Jesus' heart. And in it Christians from different times, places, and traditions have been united. We pray it, but do we actually believe it? When Jesus taught his followers how to pray, he emphasized how uncomplicated it should be. There's no need for pretense or theatrics. Instead, simply ask for what you need as though you were speaking with your earthly father. This opens a window into Jesus' prayer life and presents us with a portrait of his heart for his followers. Wesley Hill re-introduces the Lord's Prayer. He shows us a God who is delighted to hear prayer. Petition by petition, in conversation with the Christian tradition, he draws out the significance of Jesus' words for prayer today. --

Review Quotes:

Most Christians say the Lord's Prayer with great frequency and familiarity, so that we scarcely know what we are saying. In this treasure of a book, Hill opens up the prayer with great freshness for the ordinary reader, so that we seem to hear Jesus himself speaking to us, showing us how to pray to his Father in the same spirit that he himself does. This little volume will enrich a reader's life immeasurably. --Fleming Rutledge, author of The Crucifixion and Help My Unbelief


This book is a sharing in the Lord's own life of prayer that is also a sharing in his disciple Wesley Hill's life of prayer. ... Once you have prayed Christ's prayer with Wesley Hill, you will want to do it again and again. --Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary, author of Dying and the Virtues


For the seeker, beginner, or mature believer, Wesley Hill offers a treasure of wisdom from the saints of the Christian past. --Christopher A. Beeley, Duke Divinity School, author of Leading God's People


This book is worth savoring. --Marianne Meye Thompson, Fuller Theological Seminary, author of The God of the Gospel of John



 ISBN: 9781683593188
 Pub Date: November 06, 2019
 Hardcover
 144 pages