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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 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
Grace Community Church
Sun Valley, California
Here is a very special book on prayer. It will not leave you overwhelmed with failure and crushed into “giving prayer 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 is such a theologian. The Prayer of the Lord is—quite simply—a spiritual treat.
—Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
I love listening to R.C. Sproul teach, and this book sounds just like him—penetrating truths strikingly illustrated. His good quotations and pastoral wisdom make him as easy to read as he is delightful to listen to (and the short chapters help!). Sproul clearly explains the Scriptures with sentences that are simple and accurate. He knows enough to say important things concisely and clearly—truths about the kingdom, the fatherhood of God, history, and, of course, prayer. There’s even a helpful question-and-answer section at the end. This little book now takes its place with the classics on prayer.
—Dr. Mark Dever
Capitol Hill Baptist Church
Gospel-driven disciple-making in the church has historically made full use of the Apostles’ Creed, the law of God, and the Lord’s Prayer. Now through this marvelous and insightful exposition of the Lord’s Prayer, R.C. has provided disciple-making Christians and churches with an excellent and useful instrument to direct and fulfill the heart’s desire of every believer who would cry out, “Lord, teach us to pray.”
—Dr. Harry L. Reeder III
Briarwood Presbyterian Church