In this episode, I sit down with Wesley Hill to discuss his book The Lord’s Prayer: A Guide to Praying to Our Father from Lexham Press’ Christian Essentials series.
About the Book: The Lord’s Prayer has become so familiar to us that we don’t think about what we’re praying. It’s a portrait of Jesus’ heart. And in it Christians from different times, places, and traditions have been united. We pray it, but do we actually believe it?
When Jesus taught his followers how to pray, he emphasized how uncomplicated it should be. There’s no need for pretense or theatrics. Instead, simply ask for what you need as though you were speaking with your earthly father. This opens a window into Jesus’ prayer life and presents us with a portrait of his heart for his followers.
Wesley Hill re-introduces the Lord’s Prayer. He shows us a God who is delighted to hear prayer. Petition by petition, in conversation with the Christian tradition, he draws out the significance of Jesus’ words for prayer today.
About the Author: Wesley Hill is associate professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry (Ambridge, PA).
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