Andrew Murray (1828-1917) ministered for 60 years in the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. In that time, he authored more than 200 books and tracts, founded educational institutions, and served the vulnerable population.
“‘May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love, and joy of God’s presence,’ was his prayer. ‘And not a moment without the entire surrender of myself as a vessel for him to fill full of his Spirit and his love.’” (Christian History)
May these eight quotes from Lord, Teach Us to Pray, inspire you to return to the Lord’s Prayer and pray it in a deeper way.
- “The man who would truly worship God, would find and know and possess and enjoy God, must be in harmony with Him, must have a capacity for receiving Him. Because God is Spirit, we must worship in spirit. As God is, so His worshipper” (p.16).
- “… the knowledge of the Fatherhood of God, the revelation of His infinite Fatherliness in our hearts; the faith in the infinite love that gives us His Son and His Spirit to make us children, is indeed the secret of prayer in spirit and truth. This is the new and living way Christ opened up for us. To have Christ the Son, and The Spirit of the Son, dwelling within us, and revealing the Father, this makes us true, spiritual worshippers” (p. 18).
- “The secrecy of the inner chamber and the closed door, the entire separation from all around us, is an image of, and so a help to, that inner spiritual sanctuary, the secret of God’s tabernacle, within the veil, where our spirit truly comes into contact with the Invisible One” (p. 20).
- “Just place yourself before, and look up into, His face; think of His love, His wonderful, tender, pitying love” (p. 21).
- “It is in the knowledge of God’s Fatherliness, revealed by the Holy Spirit, that the power of prayer will be found to root and grow” (p. 26).
- “First, Thy name, Thy kingdom, Thy will; then, give us, forgive us, lead us, deliver us. The lesson is of more importance than we think. In true worship the Father must be first, must be all” (p. 26).
- “No one ever loses by what he sacrifices for the Father” (p. 26).
- “O Thou who art the only-begotten Son, teach us, we beseech Thee, to pray, ‘Our Father’” (p. 28).
Our Father in heaven … You are our Creator, Almighty God, You are my Father and the Father of all who are called by Your name. Your name is holy. In Your name, Your children find all that we need for today and forever. You are the Becoming One, becoming all that we need. We honor and cherish Your name. Your name is the sweetness of honey upon our lips. Your kingdom come on earth, and Your will be done in our lives and in our habitations. You have promised Your children all spiritual blessings, and You provide for our physical needs, too. Thank You, Father. Search our hearts and see if any sins are hidden and reveal them. Forgive us, Father. In Your forgiveness, we find strength to forgive others. Lead us by Your right hand through the temptations and the valleys of death and evil, and deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
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7 responses to “8 Quotes on The Lord’s Prayer”
Wow, beautiful, content about prayer.
In this world full of problems but always remember God give you the answer from Prayer.
James, Prayer is powerful. May your prayers be filled with thanksgiving, praise, petition, confession, and adoration that glorifies Almighty God. Karen
I was given my first Andrew Murray book, Humility, some 45 years ago by friends who really cared about me. It’s well past time I re-read it.
I don’t always have time to read your blog but often find it speaks to my need in that hour. Thanks.
Samuel, Thank you for your gracious words. I look forward to meeting Andrew Murray in heaven. His words have greatly ministered to me, too. I’ve gotten so much from his writing. I haven’t read Humility. I’ll look for it and read it. May you truly be blessed, and thanks for telling me that the blog is worthwhile. Wishing you a day of grace, peace, and much joy. Karen
Thank you for this, Karen! The Lord led me to read many of Andrew Murray’s books shortly after saving me; then Watchman Nee (God taught me the most through this martyr), then T. Austin Sparks. No man has perfect understanding of Christ (or theology), but God revealed much about Christ to me though their profound writings.
Thank you, Deanna. I’ve loved Andrew Murray for so long. I’m returning to these spiritual leaders of old and reading once again or for the first time. God’s Word is living and sharper than any two-edged sword. I’ve been studying the Lord’s Prayer and reading many books on it. It has changed the way I pray. May the Lord cause you to grow deeper in intimacy with Him as Your Father, Your Redeemer, and Lover of your soul. Many blessings, Karen
Thank you! And the same to you in these last days…