As Christians we are all uniquely linked together by a simple prayer which “binds our hearts in Christian love” – the Lord’s Prayer.
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus Christ provided His disciples with meaningful instructions about how to pray. When we pray this model prayer with one accord we contribute to the binding together of our hearts in God’s love.
The Lord’s prayer is sacred for Christians. We may use it in times of trial as well as ease, to God for help and support.
This book provides a deeper study of this “prayer of prayers,” with an overview of its scriptural context, inclusions and order, and an introduction to the Jewish Setting of the prayer. The book concludes with the theme of Christian being united through learning and praying the Lord’s prayer together.
About the Author
Dr Peter Roussakis has a long and distinguished career which included his being Senior Pastor of First Brethren Church, Burlington, Indiana, and the Charles Wesley Professor of Sacred Music, Emeritus, Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, Indiana. He was lecturer on Brethren Hymnody for the Fifth Brethren World Assembly. He holds degrees from Southern Connecticut State University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Boston University School of Theology, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Foundation. Additional study was taken at the Royal School of Church Music, Ohio University, Ashland Theological Seminary and Harvard University.