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The Lord’s Prayer
Matthew 6.7-15

I was talking to a friend who had the reputation of being one of the finest preachers in the area. How did he go about it, I asked. He had no particular technique, he said; he just puzzled over the biblical readings that were set for that day until a framework emerged. Once he’d got a framework it was just a matter of writing it out.

That, of course, was a deceptively simple answer, and we can only guess at the hours of struggle and prayer that were disguised by such a short, and humble, response. But it’s often the case, in many areas of life, that we blunder around until we find a framework around which we can build. And this is almost always true with prayer...

Taken from Matthew for Everyone – by Tom Wright

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