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Last update: 2011-06-29

The Parables: The Persistent Widow

2011-06-29 :: Parva Press
Length: 18s

The parable of the widow and the judge, the persistent widow.
At a quick glance, the parable seems to illustrate the teaching, ‘Show persistence in prayer and get a speedy answer.’ Well that’s easy! Finished! Time to go home!…

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Your Kingdom Come

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 13s

Firstly, the kingdom comes here on earth where God the Father and his Son, the Lord Jesus, are honoured. As Jesus came to his own people, he said, 'The kingdom of God is among you.' He is the gateway, the door of the kingdom, he is the source of our forgiveness and wholeness. As people came and honoured him, so they became members of the kingdom.…

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Your Will Be Done Part 1

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 13s

As we are led into the last of the three great state rooms of this royal house of prayer, we find ourselves in an awesome and holy place, a place where we come face to face with both the ecstasy and the anguish of true godliness, a place where heaven touches earth: 'Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…

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Your Will Be Done Part 2

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 10s

As we look at this great petition, we must begin and end with personal holiness of living, living a life that is worthy of the gospel. And yet, perhaps, like a guest in a great house, caught and challenged by our reflection in a great mirror we move rapidly out of its range to the comfort of a great window where we can look out on the world. The view is far less personal and far less threatening!…

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As It Is In Heaven

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 16s

The Lord teaches us to pray that our heavenly Father's will might be done here, on earth, as it is done in heaven. Here, we long to see God's name honoured and yet see it so often trodden underfoot. We long to see God's kingdom come and yet see the fulfillment of our prayers so often frustrated or long delayed.…

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 13s

We are taught to pray for bread, not just for ourselves and our own comfort, but bread that we might be free from anxious care and so free to live for the glory of our heavenly Father. We are taught to pray for forgiveness and for a willingness to forgive, not to make us 'nice people,' but to enable us to live for the Lord and to work together with one another as a team…

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Forgive Us Our Trespasses Part 1

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 11s

In this chapter we look at the first part of the petition; God's forgiveness of us, 'Forgive us our sins, our trespasses.' Such a prayer is basic to our spiritual well-being and standing before God.…

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Forgive Us Our Trespasses Part 2

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 10s

Like all these petitions, the prayer for forgiveness is set in the Lord's Prayer in the plural. Although our heavenly Father chooses to deal with us one by one, we are set in communities. Like a stone thrown into a pond, we begin with personal confession, but the ripples move out to affect the whole surface. As we really begin to pray we will look beyond our own personal standing and walk before God. We will begin to see and acknowledge our collective responsibilities and failings before our heavenly Father.…

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As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 13s

We look now at the second part, 'As we forgive those who trespass against us.' At first sight it seems as if the Lord is teaching that we can earn or deserve God's forgiveness if we forgive others. But can it mean that? Could we ever earn forgiveness before God?…

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 16s

'Heavenly Father, lead us not into temptation.' Who or what can tempt us? What are the sources of temptation? From the prayer itself, logically, the first answer must be - God. God our heavenly Father may lead us into temptation. He will not entice us to do wrong.…

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Deliver Us From Evil Part 1

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 14s

We live in a world that is at the same time glorious and tragic. It is a wonderful world with so much that is noble, pure and breathtakingly beautiful; but it is also a fallen world, a world shot through with suffering and injustice, malice and evil. God our heavenly Father understands the evil we face as does our Lord who taught us to pray these words.…

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Deliver Us From Evil Part 2

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 15s

The driving force behind the desire for leadership is the desire for power; power over people, power to influence and change lives, power to rule and direct. Like so many things, such power is two edged, it can be channelled and used for great good or it can be used for great evil. Here is a prayer that our heavenly Father would keep us from using the authority entrusted to us in our homes, at our work or in the wider society for evil.…

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The Kingdom, The Power and the Glory

2007-09-24 :: Parva Press
Length: 15s

Our Lord's pattern is the Hebrew pattern of prayer and worship kept together. The petitions are balanced and strengthened by reminding ourselves of the power and glory of our heavenly Father. Having just looked at the great dangers and evils that surround us, we have every reason to be weighed down. And so how good it is to turn our eyes heavenward and boldly affirm the glorious truth that our heavenly Father is the sovereign Lord; to him belong all power and glory.…

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Hallowed Be Your Name

2007-09-17 :: Parva Press
Length: 15s

Beginning in this chapter with just the first of these petitions, when we pray, 'Hallowed be thy name,' or, 'May your name be honoured,' what do we mean? We know the line so well and recite it so easily, and yet do we really appreciate the weight and significance of these simple words?…

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Our Father in Heaven

2007-09-11 :: Parva Press
Length: 11s

The Lord's Prayer is recorded in the gospels of both Matthew and Luke. In Matthew it is part of the teaching in the Sermon on the Mount concerning godly giving, praying and fasting. In Luke it is a response to the disciples' request to teach them to pray. Jesus would have taught the great matters of faith on several occasions and in different situations, and so there is no great difficulty in making allowance for the differences between the two accounts we have.…

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The Lord's Prayer - Lord, Teach Us to Pray

For the first time, the author of 'Lord, Teach Us to Pray', the insightful book that is explored in detail throughout this website, has recorded an audio reading of each chapter of the book. Now you have the choice of downloading the audio files and listening at your leisure, or using the audio files to read along with your own copy of the text.

The Lord's Prayer - Lord, Teach Us to Pray


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