The power and significance of the prayer Jesus taught.
Most Christians know the Lord’s Prayer by heart. We pray it often, at different times and in different settings. We remember it as the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. But do we really understand and appreciate the meaning and power of its words, what we ask of God each time we pray it?
When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, Jesus gave them this prayer. He likely taught it to his followers often, not just one time. He never intended the Lord’s Prayer to be a museum piece, framed and placed on a mantel or in a display case. It was Jesus teaching God’s people, through his disciples, how to pray.
In The Lord’s Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught, pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton guides us to really know—and really pray—the Lord’s Prayer. He explores each of its rich lines and their meaning in the Bible, illuminating what we ask of God and what we ask of ourselves through its words. And he teaches us how to use it as a pattern for our own prayer life.
Six video sessions feature Adam Hamilton guiding participants through the study. The video sessions are approximately 15 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. All videos sessions are closed captioned.
Session 4: Forgive…As We ForgiveAdam Hamilton discusses our need for forgiveness and the freedom we experience when we extend forgiveness to others. Both our own sin and sins committed against are burdens that we carry in our hearts, and forgiveness releases us of that burden. When we pray, “forgive us our trespasses,” we are asking for God’s forgiveness and tuning our hearts toward the forgiveness of others.
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