How to End Your Prayer (Lord’s Day 52)

10 January 2010 by Wes Bredenhof

Once again we’ve come to the end of the Lord’s Prayer and the end of the Catechism.  Next week it’s back to Lord’s Day 1.  But for this afternoon we want to consider prayer one last time, specifically the sixth petition and the conclusion of our prayers.  It’s important to begin our prayers properly, but it is equally important to finish our prayers properly.  Our Chief Prophet and Teacher gives us instruction about how to do that.  We’re going to see that we’re taught here by our Lord Jesus to prayerfully confess:

  1. Our weakness
  2. God’s sovereign might and majesty
  3. Our faith

The church father Augustine once said that the whole life of a Christian is temptation.  Day after day, temptations come our way.  They come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, sometimes even apparently custom-made for the individual being tempted.  The sixth petition addresses this reality.

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