Thomas Manton on the Lord’s Prayer

Thomas Manton (1620-1677) emphasized the necessity of private prayer.[1] Manton said, “God requires secret and closet-prayer; for God’s command to pray, first fall upon single persons before it falls upon families and churches, which are made up of single persons (Complete Works of Thomas Manton, 1:10).” This is of course grounded in the word andContinue reading “Thomas Manton on the Lord’s Prayer”

A Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4Ptr. JP Arceno Sermon Notes: When we pray “the Lord’s Prayer” we participate in the gospel narrative. Praying in private: Thomas Manton said, “As Christ’s word is our rule, so his practice is our copy. This is the true religion, to imitate him whom we worship.”  Christ prayed alone (Mk. 1:35; Mt.Continue reading “A Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer”