The Prayer of the Lord By R.C. Sproul (Review)

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 for $10.20. I gave it five stars.

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3 thoughts on “The Prayer of the Lord By R.C. Sproul (Review)

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  2. Josh Ramos

    I bet reading this book has helped you prepare for the study Revelation is doing on the Lord’s Prayer…:) That’s really cool! I’ll have to add this one to my small collection at some point.


  3. pastorjonathan1

    It sure did Josh. I often read several commentaries or small books when I get ready to polish a message. This one was by far on of the best short books I’ve read on the Model Prayer. John Mac Arthur has one out as well that is pretty good.


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