It’s Not the Model Prayer for Us

Many call the prayer of Matthew 6:9-13 “The Lord’s Prayer.” Members of the church of Christ generally call it “The Model Prayer,” while referring to the prayer of John 17 as “The Lord’s Prayer.” This is because the words of John 17 are an actual prayer of the Lord to His Father, and the prayer of Matthew 6 was a model for Jesus’ disciples.

If we call Matthew 6:9-13 “The Model Prayer,” do we understand that it is no longer the pattern for Christians today?… Read more