CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 19, 2014

The Lord’s Prayer: Part 2 of 6

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A 6-PART STUDY OF THE LORD’S PRAYER

PART 2: THE FIRST TWO PETITIONS

MONTE W. HOLLAND, GUEST WRITER

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses, 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.

To view last week’s review click on A 6-Part Study of The Lord’s Prayer: Part 1.

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. They have a universal power in our lives.

I will write a personal perspective 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 2 INTRODUCTION

Petitions to God follow the salutation to God. The first two are about God:

  • ‘hallowed be thy name’
  • ‘thy kingdom come’

A LOOK at the LORD’S PRAYER—Part 2

View of chapel on top of Wahlberg Mountain, Germany, with the Alps in the distance

View of chapel on top of Wahlberg Mountain, Germany, with the Alps in the distance

MATTHEW HENRY

Hallowed be thy name. It is the same word that in other places is translated sanctified. But here the old word hallowed is retained, only because people were used to it in the Lord’s prayer. In these words, (1.) We give glory to God; it may be taken not as a petition, but as an adoration; as that, the Lord be magnified, or glorified, for God’s holiness is the greatness and glory of all his perfections. We must begin our prayers with praising God, and it is very fit (more…)

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