On today’s special teaching edition of the Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/12/19), Hank dives deep into the Prayer of Jesus—also known as the Lord’s Prayer. Drawn from his new book, Truth Matters, Life Matters More, the spiritual formation of prayer begins with a biblically grounded prayer pattern—the poignancy and profundity of the very words our Lord taught His disciples to pray. A prayer that is deftly divided into two parts. The first is focused on God’s glory. The second is focused on our requests. In the words of the great early church ecclesiastical writer Tertullian: “How gracefully has the Divine Wisdom arranged the order of the prayer; so that after things heavenly— that is, after the ‘Name’ of God, the ‘Will’ of God, and the ‘Kingdom’ of God— it should give earthly necessities also room for a petition!” Hank explains what it means to pray, “Our Father in heaven,” “Hallowed be thy Name,” “Thy Kingdom come,” “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” As such, we can rest assured that even in sickness and suffering, everything works together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

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