Sunday, March 15, 2009

Uncommon Prayer ~ Praying AND Living the Lord's Prayer

>>> Note: Click headline to access notes from each chapter. Reproduced here is the outline of the book which may be useful as a prayer format for applying the Lord's Prayer . . .

Living the Lord's Prayer

David Timms

Bethany House, 2008, 238 pp., ISBN 978-0-7642-0506-4

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David Timms chairs the Graduate Ministry Department at Hope International University in Fullerton, California. He has been a church planter, pastor and trainer of pastors for twenty-five years.

"Jesus lays out what we commonly call the Lord's Prayer, and in it He provides the greatest Christian teaching of the centuries on spiritual formation." "More than a prayer, the Lord's Prayer outlines the most fundamental features of the deeper Christian life." (20) "The Prayer has the capacity to remold our lives entirely." (21)

Chapter 1. Our - Committing to Community

Chapter 2. Father - Experiencing Love and Security

Chapter 3. In the Heavens - Developing a Cosmic Perspective

Chapter 4. Hallowed Be Your Name - Pressing Toward Holiness

Chapter 5. Your Kingdom Come - Overturning Our Kingdoms

Chapter 6. Your Will Be Done on Earth As It Is in Heaven

Chapter 7. Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread - Learning Dependence and Simplicity

Chapter 8. Forgive Us Our Debts As We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors

Chapter 9. Lead Us Not Into Testing, But Deliver Us From the Evil

Chapter 10. Yours Is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory - Abandoning Our Pursuit of Control and Fame

Chapter 11. Amen - Living With a Yes

"Truly the Prayer expresses a lifestyle, not just a vocabulary." "It motivates a pursuit of holiness and the surrender of our own kingdoms." (216-17)

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