Calvin on the Lord's Prayer: Institutes Book III, Chapter XX, xxxiv, Edited by John T. McNeill Volume 21,
Of the Lord's Prayer, Calvin wrote:
For he [Christ] prescribed a form for us in which he set forth as in a table all that he allows us to seek of him, all that is of benefit to us, all that we need ask. From this kindness of his we receive great fruit of consolation.
Far from wearing the trite label of an intellectual divorced from his heart, Calvin's exposition of this prayer reveals the strong pastoral compassion of the reformer. Seeking the glory of a sovereign, caring father is the ...