The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6 and Luke 11 for the Life of the Church

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From the beginning of Christianity, the Lord's Prayer has occupied an important place in the lives of Jesus's disciples, for it is the prayer Jesus himself taught them. Like other biblical prayers, the Lord's Prayer contains words people offer to God. But since this prayer is from Jesus and is part of Scripture, it is also God's Word to people. When we say this prayer, not only are we speaking to God, but God is also speaking to us.

Highly regarded New Testament scholar William Wright shows how this classic text can speak afresh to the life of the church today. He integrates critical exegesis, theological exposition, and Christian spirituality to explicate the theological substance of the Lord's Prayer. His goal is to help readers come to know God and love God and others more deeply through a focused study of this important Christian prayer.

The Touchstone Texts series addresses key Bible passages, making high-quality biblical scholarship accessible for the church. The series editor is Stephen B. Chapman, Duke Divinity School.

Series Preface
1. The Lord's Prayer in Context
2. Our Father
3. Sanctify Your Name
4. Kingdom and Will
5. Our Daily Bread
6. Forgive Us as We Forgive
7. Deliver Us

The Author

  1. William M. Wright IV

    William M. Wright IV

    William M. Wright IV (PhD, Emory University) is a professor of Catholic studies and theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a specialist in New Testament studies. With Francis Martin, he is the coauthor of The Gospel of...

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