'Lord’s Prayer' Tagged Posts

'Lord’s Prayer' Tagged Posts

“DELIVER US FROM EVIL”

In the Lord’s Prayer, our Savior has folded our hands for us, as parents do for small children, and taught us to pray:  “Deliver us from evil.” God does. The very fact that you are reading this proves that you are still here, that God has rescued you a thousand times from perils and plagues that never happened.  We give too little thanks for all the times we…

“TAUGHT BY GOD”

In a world that had largely lost the Bible, the goal of Luther and others was that all of God’s people might be Theodidacti – “Taught by God.” To that end, Luther wrote The Small Catechism as a short summary of the very basics that every Christian ought to know about God – His law in the Commandments, His gospel in the three articles of the Creed, how to pray with the…

PRAYER POWER

There’s a story from 1529, a year before the Lutherans would present the Augsburg Confession to Emperor Charles V, spelling out the Biblical teachings of grace alone, faith alone and Scripture alone.   Three Lutheran delegates journeyed to Italy to present their protest to the emperor.  One of the guys named Frauentraut boldly told his majesty that in the end they must…

“TAUGHT BY GOD”

In a world that had largely lost the Bible, the goal of Luther and others was that all of God’s people might be Theodidacti – “Taught by God.” To that end, Luther wrote The Small Catechism as a short summary of the very basics that every Christian ought to know about God – His law in the Commandments, His gospel in the three articles of the Creed, how to pray with the…

“OUR FATHER…”

“Lord, teach us to pray,” said the disciples.  So Jesus provided a model prayer, saying:  “After this manner therefore pray ye…Our Father, who art in heaven.”   We would not believe this if Jesus Himself had not taught us to say this.  Those of us who grew up listening to the centuries-old prayers of the Church must have wondered about those prayers.  Many of these old…