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III.

Prayer of Intercession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633

IV.

Prayer of Thanksgiving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 634

V.

Prayer of Praise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 635 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 636 CHAPTER TWO: THE TRADITION OF PRAYER . . . . . . . . 637 Article 1: AT THE WELLSPRINGS OF PRAYER . . . . . . . 637 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639 Article 2: THE WAY OF PRAYER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 644 Article 3: GUIDES FOR PRAYER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 645 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 647 CHAPTER THREE: THE LIFE OF PRAYER. . . . . . . . . . . 648 Article 1: EXPRESSIONS OF PRAYER. . . . . . . . . . . . 648

I.

Vocal Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 648

II.

Meditation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 649

III.

Contemplative Prayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 652 Article 2: THE BATTLE OF PRAYER. . . . . . . . . . . . 653

I.

Objections to Prayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 653

II.

Humble Vigilance of Heart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 654

III.

Filial Trust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 655

IV.

Persevering in Love. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 657 Article 3: THE PRAYER OF THE HOUR OF JESUS. . . . . . 659 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 660 SECTION TWO: THE LORD’S PRAYER “OUR FATHER!” . . 661 Article 1: “THE SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE GOSPEL”. . . 662

I.

At the Center of the Scriptures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 662

II.

“The Lord’s Prayer”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 663

III.

The Prayer of the Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 663 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 665 Article 2: “OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN”. . . . . . 665

I.

“We Dare to Say”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 665

II.

“Father!” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 666

III.

“Our” Father. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 668

IV.

“Who Art in Heaven”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 670 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 671 Article 3: THE SEVEN PETITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 672

I.

“Hallowed Be Thy Name”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 673

II.

“Thy Kingdom Come” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 675

III.

“Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven”. . . . . . . . 677

IV.

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”. . . . . . . . . . . . . 679

V.

“And Forgive Us Our Trespasses, as We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 681

VI.

“And Lead Us Not into Temptation”. . . . . . . . . . . . . 684

VII.

“But Deliver Us from Evil”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 685 Article 4: THE FINAL DOXOLOGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 687 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 687 Index of Citations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 689 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 753 Abbreviations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 861 Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .864