The Lord’s Prayer, says the African theologian Tertullian (155–220), is the ‘epitome of the Gospel’. Pious Christians recite the Lord’s Prayer daily, if not thrice daily. It was given to us by the Lord Jesus himself at the direct request of his disciples (Matthew 6.9–13 and Luke 11.2–4). Teach Us to Pray: A Close Reading of the Lord’s Prayer reads the Lord’s Prayer closely and deliberately to unpack the ways in which it glorifies God and petitions for humanity’s spiritual and physical needs.
The Series will be offered on the Mondays of Lent 2023 at 7pm (Edinburgh time) in six 30-minute webinars, each of which will be posted on YouTube. The Series is meant to be a resource for Christians to use creatively during the Season of Lent, for example as a refresher course for individuals or a conversation starter for church groups, with discussion questions at the end of each webinar.
The presenter will be the Revd Dr Michael Hull, Director of Studies at the Scottish Episcopal Institute in Edinburgh, whose previous Advent and Lent Series have been greatly valued across the Province and beyond.
Teach Us to Pray: A Close Reading of the Lord’s Prayer
(1) Our father in heaven, hallowed be your name (27 February)
(2) Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven (6 March)
(3) Give us today day our daily bread (13 March)
(4) Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us (20 March)
(5) Do not bring us to the time of trial, but deliver us from evil (27 March)
(6) For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever (3 April)
The Series is free and open to all. Please register here on Eventbrite.
Feature image courtesy of Aidan Strange