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The Prayer of the Lord

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What is the Lord's Prayer? In The Prayer of the Lord, Dr. R. C. Sproul writes, "Jesus' intent was to give His disciples a model prayer, an example to follow, one that would teach them transferrable principles for conversation with God." In short, Christ gave the Lord's Prayer to teach His disciples about prayer, and Dr. Sproul, in his trademark fashion, brings out many of ...more
Hardcover, 130 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Reformation Trust Publishing (first published April 30th 2009)
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Tony Huy
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I love about RC Sproul is his ability to take a complex idea and bring it's understanding in a simple manner. This is Sprouls strength. This is where he shines - as a teacher. This is what he does in "The Prayer of the Lord." Not every nuanced question will be answered in this book (though this Q&A section at the end was helpful to resolve the issue of prayer's efficacy and God's sovereignty). If you want a good overview of the Lord's prayer, with enough meat to keep you wrestling with ...more
Shaun Marksbury
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
R.C. Sproul’s The Prayer of the Lord explains each element of said prayer in concise but illustrated terms. No reader can walk away from this book without being enriched in his knowledge of the Christian prayer-life. The only areas I would dispute would be Sproul’s take on the kingdom (which comes from a covenantal perspective) and his underdeveloped statement on the suitableness of the “longer ending” of the prayer in liturgical settings. Even so, he also devotes a chapter to common questions a ...more
Jun 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a nice little book about what is commonly known as "The Lord's Prayer." I prefer to call it "The Model Prayer." It's a short book, only 130-ish pages. Basically, R.C. Sproul breaks down the prayer, line by line. It's not something that's never been done before, but he offers his own, fresh perspective on the prayer.

I enjoyed the book, and feel that it gave me some inspiration to add to my own prayer life. It's a quick read, too.
Dave Risler
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great review of how *not* to pray with practical examples of how we should pray to our Father God.
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
• In short, no prayer of any human being ever uttered in history ever changed the mind of God in the slightest, because His mind doesn't ever need to be changed.159
• prayer does change things, all kinds of things. But the most important thing it changes is us. As we engage in this communion with God more deeply and come to know the One with whom we are speaking more intimately, that growing knowledge of God reveals to us all the more brilliantly who we are and our need to change in conformity to
Bo Cogbill
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this together with Praying the Lord's Prayer by J.I. Packer, Lord, Teach Us by William Willimon and Stanley Hauerwas, and The The Lord and His Prayer by N.T. Wright, and I would rank them as follows:

1a. Sproul
1b. Packer
2. Wright
3. Willimon and Hauerwas

Sproul's ability to weave good, solid theological meat in such efficient ways never ceases to amaze me. In 126 pages, Sproul does his thing. He covers different view on prayer, the atonement, evil, and so much more, all while staying faithfu
Ricardo Daglio
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sproul no me decepcionó, sino que una vez más mantuvo mi atención a través de su habitual característica de decir las cosas complejas de manera sencilla y sin perder la objetividad. Yo diría que esta es su marca registrada. Pero en un libro como este, sobre la Oración, se hace mucho más necesario estar atentos a cada enseñanza explicada magistralmente por este siervo conque Dios bendijo a esta generación. Termino el 2017 agradecido al Señor por enseñarme profundamente sobre la importancia de val ...more
Kristopher Schaal
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prayer
A easy-to-read book on the Lord's Prayer. I agree with many of Sproul's interpretations. The last chapter is about answers to common questions about prayer. His answer to the question, "If God is sovereign, why pray?" is good.
Daryl Miller
Simple but good book about the Lord's Prayer. Nothing earth shattering but good.
Eduardo Pimentel
Excellent book

Refreshing to the soul, great guide to learn to pray more deeply and grow in our Cristian path to maturity.
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Dr. R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Fla. He was founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine.

Ligonier Ministries began in 1971 as the Ligonier Valley Study Center in Ligonier, Pa. In an effort t

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“I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in a methodology, in a technique, in anything and everything but that in which God has placed it—His Word. He alone has the power to change lives for eternity, and that power is focused on the Scriptures.” 63 likes
“Prayer does change things, all kinds of things. But the most important thing it changes is us. As we engage in this communion with God more deeply and come to know the One with whom we are speaking more intimately, that growing knowledge of God reveals to us all the more brilliantly who we are and our need to change in conformity to Him. Prayer changes us profoundly.” 49 likes
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