CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 12, 2014

A 6-Part Study of The Lord’s Prayer: Part 1

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A 6-PART STUDY OF THE LORD’S PRAYER

PART 1:

THE LORD’S PRAYER SALUTATION

MONTE W. HOLLAND, GUEST WRITER

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

NOTE: The main photo appearing on each part of this study features the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. To learn about this spectacular site click on Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

STUDY INTRODUCTION

This study began with my personal story, Where I Learned Key Church & Scripture Readings.

Each of the 6 parts of this study of The Lord’s Prayer will reference selections drawn from the writings of three historical clergymen:

Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

Adam Clarke (1760-1832)

Albert Barnes (1798-1870)

These commentators lived long ago, but their words still ring true and have a universal power in our lives.

I will write a personal comment following the commentator’s words. I invite you to add any comment you might have in the comment box at the end of each study.

WEEK 1 INTRODUCTION

Matthew Henry likens prayer to a letter. It acknowledges the recipient of our letter (The Lord’s Prayer)—who it is—and offers him our praise: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714)

      The Lord’s prayer (as indeed every prayer) is a letter sent from earth to heaven. Here is the inscription of the letter, the person to whom it is directed, our Father; the where, in heaven; the contents of it in several errands of request; the close, for thine is the kingdom; the seal, Amen; and if you will, the date too, this day…..Plainly thus: there are three parts of the prayer.

ADAM CLARKE (1760-1832)

We do not sufficiently consider the value of this prayer; the respect and  attention which it requires; the preference to be given to it; its fullness and perfection: the frequent use we should make of it; and the spirit which we should bring with it.

ALBERT BARNES (1798-1870)

This prayer is given as a model. It is designed to (more…)

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