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Jesus in Prayer. Jesus teaches his disciples about Prayer. Jesus in Prayer. What is Prayer? If the Bible is God’s Predominant way of talking to us Prayer is the Predominant way we talk to God. Jesus in Prayer. Deuteronomy . 4:7 What other nation is so great

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jesus in prayer

Jesus in Prayer

Jesus teaches his disciples about Prayer

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Jesus in Prayer

What is Prayer?

If the Bible is God’s Predominant way of talking to us

Prayer is the Predominant way we talk to God

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Jesus in Prayer

Deuteronomy . 4:7

What other nation is so great

as to have their gods near them

the way the LORD our God

is near us whenever we pray to him?

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Jesus in Prayer

James 4:8

Come near to God

and he will come near to

you………………

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Jesus in Prayer

A little different from our prayers

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Jesus in Prayer
  • John 5:37

And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, (N.I.V.)

And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.(K.J.V.)

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 3:21-22

When all the people were being baptised, Jesus was baptised too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven:

"You are my Son, whom I love;

with you I am well pleased."

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Jesus in Prayer
  • John 12:27-28

"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!"

Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."

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Jesus in Prayer

Jesus Praying

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Jesus in Prayer

What was it about what Jesus was doing

that captured this disciples’ interest?

  • Was it the length of time Jesus spent in Prayer

we know that Jesus often spent all night in Prayer

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 6:12

One of those days Jesus went

out to a mountainside to

pray, and spent the night

praying to God.

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Jesus in Prayer

Or the time of day that Jesus would pray?

Mk.1:35

writes that Jesus would pray very early in the morning

Mk.6:46 writes that he prayed leading into the evening

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Jesus in Prayer

Was it the posture that Jesus took?

We know from Luke 22:45 that

Jesus rose from praying

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Jesus in Prayer

Luke 22 :41

He withdrew about a stone’s

throw beyond them,

knelt down and prayed,

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Jesus in Prayer

Was it that the disciples were wondering

what Jesus would be doing on his own

without them?

For we know that Jesus would often

withdraw himself from them go away on

his own to pray

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 5:16,

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

  • Luke 9:18,

Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?“

  • Luke 22:41

He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,

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Jesus in Prayer
  • What do you think they wanted to be taught………?
  • How to talk to God
  • What was it about what Jesus was doing that they wanted to learn
  • Was there a right or wrong way to talk to God
  • How should they talk to God
  • How could their prayers be more effective
  • Why do you think this disciple wanted to know?
  • What do you think this disciple wanted to be taught?
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Jesus in Prayer
  • Jesus gave them words

ideas

concept

thoughts

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Jesus in Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Deuteronomy 1:31

……..There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Exodus 4:22

Then say to Pharaoh,

‘This is what the LORD

says:

Israel is my firstborn son,

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Isaiah 63 :16

But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know

us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our

Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Isaiah 64:8

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

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Jesus in Prayer

Psalm 9:10

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you

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Jesus in Prayer

Psalm 115 1-3

1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

2 Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?"

3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.

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Jesus in Prayer

2 Chronicles 20:6

"O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no-one can withstand you…………

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Jesus in Prayer

Isaiah 57:15

For this is what the high and lofty One says—

he who lives for ever, whose name is holy:

"I live in a high and holy place,

but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit,

to revive the spirit of the lowly

and to revive the heart of the contrite.

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Jesus in Prayer

Psalm 19:12-13

…….Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.

13 Keep your servant also from wilful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • John 6:63

The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.

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Jesus in Prayer

Jesus teaches his disciples about Prayer

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Summary Lessons from Lk.11:5-13
  • We have a Father who delights in providing for his children’s needs.
  • The Lord loves His children and is more than willing to bless His children
  • The Lord will not give bad gifts to his children

If his children ask for fish he will not give then a snake

If his children ask for an egg he will not give then a scorpion

If his children ask for bread he will not give them a stone

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Point - if a human father though flawed and fallible can give good things to their children
  • The Lord God who is flawless and infallible will only give gifts to his children
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  • Thus if you do not get what you ask for it is because it would not be a good gift from God
  • If you do not get what you ask we must not waver in our faith
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  • nor give up praying as a waste of time you must persevere and continue to trust in God
  • The Lord’s prayer is about putting all your trust, reliance and dependence on God your past, present and future.
  • The Lord will give His Spirit to those who ask Him
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Jesus in Prayer
  • in short God will help his people.
  • Persist in prayer
  • Have faith in a loving God
  • Ask and you shall receive seek and you shall find knock and the door will be opened if it is in the plan will and purpose of God
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Jesus in Prayer

It is important to

align yourself to the will of God Rom.12:1-2

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Romans 12:1-2

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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We will not get if we ask with wrong motives Jas.4:3

Ultimately Prayer is about trusting, relying and depending on God in the knowledge that through faith and belief in a loving God, God’s will will be done.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • James 4:3

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • God is all knowing
  • God is all powerful
  • God is all loving
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Jesus in Prayer

Jesus teaches his disciples about Prayer

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 3:21-22

When all the people were being baptised, Jesus was baptised too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Mk.1:35

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Mark 6:46

After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 5:15-16

Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 6:12-13

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated, apostles.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 9:16
  • Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people.
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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 9:18
  • Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 10:21

At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Luke 11:1

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Matt.19:13-15
  • Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these
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Luke 22:31-32

"Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you

as wheat. But I have prayed for you,

Simon, that your faith may not fail. And

when you have turned back, strengthen

your brothers."

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Jesus in Prayer

John 11:41-42

The Raising of Lazarus

So they took away the stone.

Then Jesus looked up and said,

"Father, I thank you that you have heard me.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • John 12:27-28

"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."

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Jesus in Prayer
  • John 17:1

After Jesus said this, he looked

towards heaven and prayed:

"Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.

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Jesus in Prayer

Matt.26:36-37

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place

called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit

here while I go over there and pray."He took

Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with

him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.

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Luke.23:34

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them,

for they do not know what they

are doing." And they divided up

his clothes by casting lots.

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Matthew 27:46

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud

voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" —which

means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken

me?"Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into

your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said

this, he breathed his last.

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Jesus in Prayer
  • Private
  • Personal
  • Parental
  • Powerful
  • Passionate