Ryken, Philip Graham
The Bible teaches us to pray without ceasing, but many Christians struggle with prayer. Is there a right way to pray? How should we address a holy God? Does prayer really change things? Even Jesus’ disciples understood there was something lacking in their prayer life after they observed Jesus in prayer. When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He gave them a model of prayer as an example to follow in communing with God.
In The Prayer of the Lord, Dr. R.C. Sproul helps us understand how to pray according to the pattern Jesus set for us. Each chapter focuses on a single line of the Lord’s Prayer, shedding light on God’s holiness and our need to humbly depend on Him. Dr. Sproul reminds us that as adopted children of God, we have an unspeakable privilege in prayer—to call upon our heavenly Father.
R. C. Sproul (Drs, Free University of Amsterdam) was founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries. He wrote more than sixty books. Dr. Sproul was professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale until 2004 and, before that, taught at Reformed Theological Seminary. He served as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida, and taught on the national daily radio program Renewing Your Mind.
“R.C. Sproul has an amazing gift for explaining difficult truths in pithy, memorable, and easy-to-grasp ways. He is the ideal teacher for a study of the Lord’s Prayer, because the prayer itself is a profound lesson on a difficult subject, given by Jesus to His disciples in an amazing economy of words. You will be greatly blessed and edified by this book.” – Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor/teacher, Grace Community Church
“Here is a very special book on prayer. It will not leave you overwhelmed with failure and crushed into ‘giving yet another try’ – as many books and sermons on prayer do. Instead, it will lead you gently by the hand – as Jesus did when He taught the disciples the prayer on which these pages are based. It will draw you into a sense of the privilege of prayer, stimulate new desires to pray, even leave you with a sense of the delights of prayer. These pages have an atmosphere of light and are permeated by a sense of freshness and joy. Happy indeed is the theologian who can stimulate prayer. And happy are we that R.C. Sproul has become such a theologian. The Prayer of the Lord is – quite simply – a spiritual treat.” – Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church