Even in today's post Christian society the Lord's Prayer remains widely known. Its beauty is that it can be understood by a child, but has tremendously profound lessons for those of us who investigate it more deeply. However, our tendency is to allow familiarity to breed complacency. We can repeat the Lord's Prayer verbatim, but do we ponder its message and follow its example?
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Derek Thomas is minister of preaching and teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. He is editorial director of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and distinguished visiting professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary.
"Professor Thomas has given us an insightful and inspiring look at the Lord's Prayer. The church has always returned to Christ's instruction on prayer to form prayers that are pleasing to God. In our day when new forms of spirituality are appearing all around us, we need to return once again." - Richard Pratt, President, Third Millennium Ministries, Orlando, Florida
"Instructive, practical, readable, challenging. Each chapter will make you eager for the next course. Nourishing fare indeed!" - Sinclair B. Ferguson, Associate Preacher, St Peter's Free Church, Dundee, Scotland
"The exposition it contains can only thrill and inspire us afresh to make far more use of the extraordinary privilege of coming to God in prayer." - Mark Johnston, Minister, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff, Wales