When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he gave them the Lord's Prayer. Yet for some of us the Lord's Prayer is simply a formal prayer that we only repeat during Sunday morning worship. If so, we are missing out on a rich resource for our spiritual lives. This study guide unpacks the Lord's Prayer section by section with additional texts that help us go deeper into Jesus' teaching about how we should pray.
When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he gave them what is now known as "the Lord's Prayer." What is the Lord's Prayer to you? Is it a formal prayer that you repeat only during Sunday morning worship? Has it become so familiar that you hardly think about its meaning? If so, you are missing out on a rich resource for your spiritual life. In this study guide Douglas Connelly unpacks the Lord's Prayer section by section with additional texts that help you dig deeper into Jesus' teaching about how to pray. This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.
Douglas Connelly (M.Div. and M.Th., Grace Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Parkside Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. A writer and speaker, Connelly has written books and Bible study guides, including and all from InterVarsity Press. Other books include and (both by Zondervan), and and (both by Jossey-Bass).
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