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When You Pray

When You Pray

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When You Pray

Length:
42 pages
35 minutes
Released:
Aug 23, 2019
ISBN:
9781393198116
Format:
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Discover the deep meaning in this prayer!

"Deep enough for an elephant to swim, yet shallow enough for a child to wade!"

Award-winning author William Johnson will walk you through the Lord's Prayer - verse by verse to reveal the lost meaning of this most popular prayer.

Almost all believers know this prayer by heart but are unaware of the truth and richness it contains. 

 

You will never pray the "Our Father" in the same way again.

Released:
Aug 23, 2019
ISBN:
9781393198116
Format:
Book

About the author

William (Bill) Johnson and his wife Rita live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and have been happily married for over fifty years. They have been in ministry together since 1980 and have taught classes and workshops throughout the US and overseas. During the past years of ministry, Bill often ministered to pastors and church leaders.  In 2001, Bill & Rita - along with some sympathetic friends - established Aslan Ministries, Inc. a non-profit corporation with the purpose of encouraging and equipping the church and its leaders. Aslan Ministries Inc. provides counseling, coaching and in-person workshops on discipleship, ministry, prayer, leadership, and spiritual development.


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When You Pray - William F Johnson

When You Pray.....

A Short Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer

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William F. Johnson

Copyright © 2019 William F. Johnson

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All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

The Bible text designated (NKJV) is from THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Teach Us to Pray

Our Father Who art in Heaven

Hallowed be Thy Name.

Thy Kingdom Come.

Thy will be done - on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us Our Trespasses, as We forgive Those who Trespass Against Us.

Lead us Not into Temptation, but Deliver Us From the Evil One.'

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Teach Us to Pray

When the disciples saw Jesus praying they wanted to pray like He did and have the same results so they asked Him to teach them how to pray. Jesus then gave them this teaching.

Matthew 6:9 (NKJV) ⁹ in this manner, therefore, prays: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. ¹⁰ Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. ¹¹ Give us this day our daily bread. ¹² And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.  ¹³ And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

There are probably as many forms of prayer as there are people who pray.  Jesus’ disciples came to Him and asked Him to teach them to pray as the forerunner, John,  had taught his followers to pray.  Jesus taught them what we now call the Lord's prayer.  However, I am not sure that Jesus was teaching them the words to pray  as much as He was teaching them a form of prayer.  Jesus taught them to pray in His name to the Father.  Thomson[1] shows that Jesus introduced an entirely new factor in the doctrine of prayer in the name of Christ.

"In Christian faith prayer means praying in the Holy Spirit, through the Son, to the Father.  .... It means to pray to the Father as He has been revealed in the Son.  ..  So to pray in Christ's name is to pray as Christ would pray: and surely He has taught us that the true aim of prayer is complete submission to the Father's will, that He may do His will for us, in us, and through us.

When I first attended a Sunday evening service in the church where I had come to know the Lord, I noticed that the leader chose people each night to

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