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Teach Us to Pray
The Lord's Prayer in the Early Church and Today
PAPERBACK; Published: 6/30/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7796-3
Price: $ 18.99
192 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 5.5 x 8.5
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The Lord’s Prayer is one of the oldest and most widely used short summaries not only of how Christians pray but also 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

Uses in the Ancient Church
1. Our
2. Father
3. Who Art in Heaven
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
5. Thy Kingdom Come
6. Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven
7. Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
8. And Forgive Us Our Debts, as We Forgive Our Debtors
9. Lead Us Not into Temptation
10. But Deliver Us from Evil
11. For Thine Is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory Forever
12. Amen
For Reflection and Discussion

— 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.”

Publishers Weekly
“While pastors will particularly want to take a look, any Christian will gain insight from González’s approachable rumination.”

“Great teachers always need great assistants, and in Teach Us to Pray we discover that Jesus—the true teacher of prayer—has enlisted Justo González to teach us to pray our Lord’s Prayer ever more faithfully. González has synthesized a treasure trove of wisdom from the early church with his own deep theological and pastoral insight. The result is a text I will reach for every time I teach the Lord’s Prayer, but more importantly, a text that will continue to shape my own praying.”
— Brent Laytham
Saint Mary’s Ecumenical Institute