Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 52 127. Q. What is the sixth petition? A. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” That is: since we are so weak that we cannot stand by ourselves for one moment, and besides, since our sworn enemies, the devil, the world, and our own sin, …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 50 125. Q. What is the fourth petition? A. “Give us this day our daily bread.” That is: be pleased to provide for all our bodily needs so that thereby we may acknowledge that you are the only source of all that is good, and that without your blessing neither …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 48 123. Q. What is the second petition? A. “Your kingdom come.” That is: so govern us by your Word and Spirit that we may more and more submit ourselves unto you. Uphold and increase your church. Destroy the works of the devil, every power that raises itself against you, …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 47 122. Q. What is the first petition? A. “Hallowed be your name.” That is: help us first of all to know you rightly, and to hallow, glorify, and praise you in all your works through which there shine your almighty power, wisdom, goodness, righteousness, mercy, and truth. And so …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 46 120. Q. Why has Christ commanded us to address God: “Our Father”? A. That at the very beginning of our prayer he may awaken in us the childlike reverence and trust toward God which should be the motivation of our prayer, which is that God has become our Father …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 45 116. Q. Why is prayer necessary for Christians? A. Because it is the chief part of the gratitude which God requires of us, and because God will give his grace and Holy Spirit only to those who sincerely beseech him in prayer without ceasing, and who thank him for …

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