forgive sins, fifth petition, prayer, trespasses, justification, transgression
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The expositor may feel free to depart from the old and practical division of the petitions, which proposes that the first three petitions embrace spiritual blessings, the fourth, temporal gifts, and the last three, entreaties for deliverance from evil. The pastor may disregard entirely the classification of a petition if he has persuaded himself that his course of thought is more practical than the old grouping.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Matthew 6:12; Luke 11:4; Matthew 6:14-15; Matthew 25:45-46; Psalm 97:10; Psalm 32:3; 1 John 1:8; Psalm 32:5; 1 John 1:9; 1 John 2:1;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Smukal, G. H.
"The Lord's Prayer, the Pastor's Prayer,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 16, Article 57.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol16/iss1/57