And When You Pray

The Deeper Meaning of the Lord's Prayer

Ray Pritchard contends there are three central documents to the Christian faith. The Apostles’ Creed tells us what we believe. The Ten Commandments tells us how to behave. The Lord’s Prayer tells us how to pray. The Lord’s Prayer, as taught to His disciples by Jesus, stands as the central prayer of the Christian faith. Unfortunately, most believers have committed the Lord’s Prayer to memory but have never examined it closely for themselves. It has either been taken for granted as a part of church liturgy or ignored completely. But the truth of the Lord’s Prayer is that everything we need to pray about is contained in those brief five verses in Matthew chapter 6.