The Lord’s Prayer Pattern, part 3: God’s Provision


Give us this day our daily bread. Have you ever prayed in faith trusting God to provide your next meal? Most of us in the west have not. Our cupboards are overflowing with food. More likely, you have prayed for God to prevent you from eating too much! That’s our problem when it comes to food. So what does this part of Jesus’ prayer pattern say to us today? J.I. Packer writes, “The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God’s hand, but is a humble acknowledgment of helple ...

The Lord’s Prayer Pattern, part 2: God’s Program


Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What is the kingdom of God? What does it mean for his kingdom to come and his will to be done on earth? Is there any connection between praying about our Father's name (9), his kingdom, and his will (10)?  ...