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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 52

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 52

Q & A 107
Q What does the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?
A The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen, teaches us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only,1 and in our prayers to praise Him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to Him;2 and, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.*3

*1 Daniel 9:4, 7-9, 16-19; Luke 18:1, 7-8.
*2 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 5:11-13
*3 1 Corinthians 14:16; Revelation 22:20. He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 51

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 51

Q & A 106
Q What do we pray for in the sixth petition?
A In the sixth petition, which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin,1 or support and deliver us when we are tempted.2
*1 Psalm 19:13; Matthew 26:41; John 17:15.
*2 Luke 22:31-32; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Hebrews 2:18.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 50

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 50

Q & A 105
Q What do we pray for in the fifth petition?
A In the fifth petition, which is, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors, we pray that God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins;1 which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others.2

*1 Psalm 51:1-2, 7, 9; Daniel 9:17-19; 1 John 1:7.
*2 Matthew 18:21-35; Colossians 3:13.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 48

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 48

Q & A 103
Q What do we pray for in the third petition?
A In the third petition, which is, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to his will in all things,1 as the angels do in heaven.2

*1 Psalm 19:14; Psalm 119; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:20-21.
*2 Psalm 103:20-21; Hebrews 1:14.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 47

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 47

Q & A 102
Q What do we pray for in the second petition?
A In the second petition, which is, Your kingdom come, we pray that Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed;1 and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced,2 ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it;3 and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened.4

*1 Matthew 12:25-28; Romans 16:20; 1 John 3:8.
*2 Psalm 72:8-11; Matthew 24:14; 1 Corinthians 15:24-25.
*3 Psalm 119:5; Luke 22:32; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5.
*4 Revelation 22:20.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 46

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 46

Q & A 101
Q What do we pray for in the first petition?
A In the first petition, which is, ‘hallowed be thy name’, we pray that God would enable us, and others, to glorify him in all that whereby he makes himself known;1 and that he would dispose all things to his own glory.2

*1 Psalm 67:1-3; Psalm 100:3-4.
*2 Romans 11:33-36; Revelation 4:11.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 45

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 45

Q & A 99
Q What rule has God given for our direction in prayer?
A The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer;1 but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord’s Prayer.2

Q & A 100
Q What does the preface of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?
A The preface of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, Our Father in heaven, teaches us to draw near to God with all holy reverence3 and confidence,4 as children to a father,5 able and ready to help us;6 and that we should pray with and for others.*7

*1 1 John 5:14.
*2 Matthew 6:9-13.
*3 Psalm 95:6.
*4 Ephesians 3:12.
*5 Matthew 7:9-11; Cf. Luke 11:11-13; Romans 8:15.
*6 Ephesians 3:20.
*7 Ephesians 6:18; 1 Timothy 2:1-2.