The Prayer of the Lord
"R. C. Sproul has an amazing gift for explaining difficult truths inpithy, memorable, and easy-to-grasp ways. He is the ideal teacherfor a study of the Lord’s Prayer, because the prayer itself is a profoundlesson on a difficult subject, given by Jesus to His disciplesin an amazing economy of words. You will be greatly blessed andedified by this book."See All
Dr. John MacArthurPastor/teacherGrace Community ChurchSun Valley
"Dr. R. C. Sproul was my first theology teacher. As a new Christian,I learned a ton of theology, philosophy, and church historywhile listening to the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast.Now, in The Prayer of the Lord, Dr. Sproul brings his considerabletheological, philosophical, and historical gifts and resourcesto bear on the vital subject of prayer. A subject of such greatimportance deserves a teacher of such great skill. In addition toall the other things Dr. Sproul has taught me, it is a privilege tohave him guide me through our Savior’s priorities in prayer. Readthis short book and have a pattern for a life of prayer unfoldedbefore you."See All
Rev. Thabiti AnyabwileSenior pastorFirst Baptist ChurchGrand Cayman
"Gospel-driven disciple-making in the church has historicallymade full use of the Apostles’ Creed, the Law of God, and theLord’s Prayer. Now through this marvelous and insightful expositionof the Lord’s Prayer, R. C. has provided disciple-makingChristians and churches an excellent and useful instrument todirect and fulfill the heart’s desire of every believer who would cryout, 'Lord, teach us to pray.'"See All
Dr. Harry L. Reeder
IIIPastor/teacherBriarwood Presbyterian ChurchBirmingham, Alabama
"I love listening to R. C. Sproul teach, and this book sounds justlike himpenetrating truths strikingly illustrated. His goodquotations and pastoral wisdom make him as easy to read as heis delightful to listen to (and the short chapters help!). Sproulclearly explains the Scriptures with sentences that are simple andaccurate. He knows enough to say important things conciselyand clearlytruths 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 itsplace with the classics on prayer."See All
Dr. Mark DeverSenior pastorCapitol Hill Baptist ChurchWashington
"Here is a very special book on prayer."
- Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
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 the truths Christ intended for His followers to learn.
Readers will learn how not to pray, then will be led into a deeper understanding of such topics as the fatherhood of God, the kingdom of God, the will of God, the nature of sin and forgiveness, the dangers of temptation, and the cunning of Satan. The final chapter includes questions and answers on various aspects of prayer not covered elsewhere in the book, and the appendix addresses the difficult question of the relationship of God's sovereignty and prayer. The Prayer of the Lord is an eye-opening journey, one that reveals new vistas in familiar terrain.
Published May 2009
About the Author
Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew's in Sanford, FL.