We May Superadd Prayers of Our Own to the Lord's Prayer.
Since, however, the Lord, the Foreseer of human necessities, [8824] said separately, after delivering His Rule of Prayer, "Ask, and ye shall receive;" [8825] and since there are petitions which are made according to the circumstances of each individual; our additional wants have the right -- after beginning with the legitimate and customary prayers as a foundation, as it were -- of rearing an outer superstructure of petitions, yet with remembrance of the Master's precepts.

[8824] See Matthew 6:8.

[8825] Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9.

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