The Lord’s Prayer is one of the oldest and most widely used short summaries not only of how Christians pray but of what they believe about God, the world, and humankind. Justo González, whose textbooks have taught Christian doctrine and history to thousands of pastors, draws on scripture, the Church Fathers, and his own life experience to make this vital prayer from the Christian past comprehensible for readers who want to understand—and live—Christianity in the present. Teach Us to Pray is for all who are learning or practicing Christian discipleship and ministry, from college students and motivated laypeople to veteran pastors and teachers.
Table of Contents
1. Uses in the Ancient Church
4. Who Art in Heaven
5. Hallowed Be Thy Name
6. Thy Kingdom Come
7. Thy Will Be Done On Earth as It Is in Heaven
8. Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
9. And Forgive Us Our Debts, as We Forgive Our Debtors
10. Lead Us Not into Temptation
11. But Deliver Us from Evil
12. For Thine Is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory Forever
For Reflection and Discussion
Justo L. González is a retired United Methodist minister and professor of historical theology. His more than one hundred books, which have been published in ten languages, include The Story of Christianity, A History of Christian Thought, Knowing Our Faith, and A Brief History of Sunday.
PRAISE FOR JUSTO GONZÁLEZ
— Matthew Barrett in Christianity Today “I never miss the opportunity to read Justo González. The eminent Cuban American church historian has long provided a wealth of insight into the development of Christian doctrine as it has spread across the globe.”
— Presbyterian Outlook “Justo González is an exemplary historian. Untold numbers of seminary students, now pastors, have been influenced by his long and distinguished work.”
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