The Prayer of the Lord is perhaps the best books I have ever read on the Model Prayer (sometimes called the Lord’s Prayer)! I was deeply impressed with how Bible scholar and pastor Dr. R.C. Sproul opened the Scripture and set everything on the bottom shelf. Dr. Sproul has an engaging and witty style of writing that is both faithful to the text of Scripture and engaging to the reader. I continue to be amazed at how well he writes.
The Prayer of the Lord is a simple exposition of the Model Prayer. Dr. Sproul breaks it down taking the reader through the teaching of Jesus on prayer. Each chapter examines a phrase of the prayer in great detail. I’ve been a serious student of Scripture for years and I was deeply impressed with how well Sproul wrote about this passage while maintaining a focus to present the truth and application within easy grasp of the reader. This is a book I would have no problem handing off to a new believer looking to develop his prayer life or a mature believer looking to examine the model prayer. I really appreciated the appendix that answered several questions for me.
If you are looking for a great book that teaches about the nature of prayer with the scriptures as its source, this book is for you. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in developing their prayer life. The retail price is $15.00 (Hardcover), and is available at a discount at steep discount at Amazon.com for $10.20. I gave it five stars.
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