It seems like each time I read something from Tim Keller on prayer, I can’t wait to begin praying. I previously posted an article after reading an earlier article on prayer.
In a new article, Keller mentions his use of prayers by Thomas Cranmer. I’ll let you read his thoughts by clicking on the link below. But I do want to include the 5 point breakdown of Cranmer’s prayers. What I love about this is how focused on God, how rich in theology and how our petitions are based on God’s character.
1. The address – a name of God2. The doctrine – a truth about God’s nature that is the basis for the prayer3. The petition – what is being asked for4. The aspiration – what good result will come if the request is granted5. In Jesus’ name – this remembers the mediatorial role of Jesus