Jesus Says How To Pray

What Jesus Christ Taught About Prayer

If you want to deepen your grasp of what the Bible teaches about prayer, there is no better place to begin than with an examination of Jesus’ teaching on prayer in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. This blog normally explains and uses Scripture to help you develop in Christ, but I urge readers of this piece to take up the words of our Savior and allow them to propel you into prayer. Another piece will discuss the prayers of Jesus, as well as how the Bible explains His approach to prayer. Pick up a copy of Herbert Lockyear’s All the Prayers of the Bible if you’re looking for a full list of what the Bible says about prayer.

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer | Complete List of Bible Verses in the Gospels

Matthew 5:44–45a (King James Version) (also see Luke 6:28) Rather, I urge you to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be adopted as sons of your heavenly Father. Matthew 6:5-15 is a Bible verse that describes the life of Jesus. “And when you pray, you must avoid acting in a hypocritical manner. Because they enjoy standing and praying at synagogues and on street corners so that they may be seen by others, they have become quite popular. True to my word, I can assure you that they have earned their recompense.

Then you will be rewarded by your heavenly Father who sees in secret.” And when you pray, don’t fill your prayers with meaningless language as the Gentiles do, who believe that their many words will be heard because they are many.

“Our Father in heaven, may your name be sanctified,” you should pray at that point.

We beg you to grant us our daily food today, and please forgive us our debts, just as we have forgiven our debtors.

In other words, if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; nevertheless, if you do not forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will not forgive you for your trespasses.” 7-11 (Matthew 7:7-11) Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and it will be found; knock, and it will be opened to you; this is the way of the universe.

  1. Or which of you will give his kid a stone if he asks him for bread when he begs for it?
  2. If you, who are wicked, can figure out how to give good gifts to your children, imagine how much more your heavenly Father will do the same for those who come to him with a good request.
  3. Matthew 18:19-20 is a passage of scripture that teaches that And once again, I say to you, if two of you can come to an agreement on earth about whatever they ask, my Father in heaven will fulfill their request.
  4. Matthew 21:13 (KJV) (also see Mark 11:17; Luke 19:46) ‘My house shall be called a place of prayer,’ according to the scriptures, but you have turned it into a den of thieves.
  5. And anything you ask for in prayer will be granted to you if you have confidence in God.

Mark 11:23-26 (KJV) It is true, I say to you, whomever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and who does not have any doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, will have his wish fulfilled.’ In order to ensure that you obtain anything you ask for in prayer, I advise you to think that you have already been granted it.

  • Jesus said this in Mark 12:38–40 (also see Luke 20:45–47).
  • They prey on widows’ homes and recite long prayers under the appearance of being religious.
  • 13:33 (Matthew 13:33) Keep your guard up and your eyes open.
  • Luke 6:46 (NIV) Why do you address me as ‘Lord, Lord,’ but refuse to follow my instructions?
  • Praise the Lord of the harvest, therefore, and entreat him diligently to send out laborers into his crop.
  • We beg you to grant us our daily bread and to forgive us our sins, just as we forgive everyone who is owing us money.
  • I assure you that, though he will not get up and offer him anything because he is his buddy, he will rise and give him anything he requires as a result of his impudence.
  • Everyone who asks receives, and everyone who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened for him or her.
  • If you, who are bad, can figure out how to provide excellent gifts to your children, imagine how much more the heavenly Father will do for those who ask for the Holy Spirit!
  • Luke 18:1–14 |
  • “There was a judge in a specific city who was neither fearful of God nor respectful of man,” he said.

For a time, he refused, but then he said to himself, “Even though I have no fear of God or regard for man, because this widow keeps nagging me, I will grant her justice so that she will not beat me down by her constant coming.” “Listen to what the unjust judge has to say,” the Lord instructed.

Will he take a long time to deal with them?

Is it possible, though, that when the Son of Man comes, there will be faith on earth?” The following parable was also given by Jesus to people who were self-righteous and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one of them a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.” ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, who are extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector,’ the Pharisee said as he stood alone in prayer.

Every week, I fast twice a week and donate tithes of all I earn.’ Although he was a long distance away, the tax collector refused to raise his eyes to heaven, instead beating his breast and pleading with God, ‘God, be gracious to me, a sinner!’ I swear to you, this man went down to his house feeling justified, rather than the other way around.

Luke 21:36 (NIV) Nevertheless, keep your eyes open at all times, hoping for the strength to escape all of the events that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 22:40 (NIV) And when he arrived at the location, he addressed them by saying, “Pray that you will not fall prey to temptation.” 4:23–24 (John 4:23–24) However, the hour is approaching, and it is already here, when real worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him in this manner.

God exists in the realm of spirit, and those who worship him must do so in spirit and in truth.” 14:12–14 (John 14:12–14) Because I am going to the Father, I promise you that whomever believes in me will also do the works that I perform; and greater works than these will he do because I am going to the Father.

  • Anything you want me to do in my name, I will gladly oblige.
  • 15:16 in the Gospel of John However, you did not pick me; rather I chose you and appointed you, so that you would go forth and bear fruit and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name may be granted to your request.
  • What I sincerely believe is that whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will grant you.
  • You haven’t asked any questions in my name up to this point.
  • These are the things I’ve spoken to you in figurative language.
  • That day, you will ask in my name; but please understand that I am not saying to you that I will beg the Father on your behalf; for the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have trusted that I am a prophet sent from God.

I have come from the Father and have entered the world, and now I am leaving the world and returning to the Father, as I spoke earlier. Three books on Jesus’ teachings on prayer that we recommend.

  • The Chief Exercise of Faithby John Calvin (his exegesis of the Lord’s prayer)
  • The Prayer that Turned the World Upside Down by Albert Mohler
  • The Prayer that Turned the World Upside Down by Albert Mohler The Prayer of Our Lordby R.C. Sproul

Related Websites:

  • 10 Prayer-Inspirational Books to Read
  • A complete listing of the prayers of the apostle Paul
  • The Prayers of Jesus and His Prayer Life in the New Testament (a Comprehensive List)
  • Anxiety, worry, and fear are all addressed in ten of the best Psalms.

Bible Gateway Luke 11 : NIV

Luke 111 (Luke 111) One day, Jesus was praying in a particular location. One of his disciples approached him when he had finished and said: “Lord, teach us to pray in the same way that John taught his followers.” 2He instructed them to pray in the following manner: “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.'” 3Please provide us with our daily bread on a daily basis. 4Please forgive us for our transgressions, as we also forgive everyone who commits a sin against us. ‘And save us from falling into temptation.'” 5″Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him in the middle of the night and says, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,6because a friend of mine who is on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to place before him.'” 7″ The one on the inside then responds, ‘Don’t worry me.’ There is already a lock on the door, and my children are in their beds next to me.

  • There is nothing I can give you because I am unable to get up.’ 8I promise you that even if he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his buddy, he will get up and give him as much as he requires because of the man’s bravery.
  • 10Finally, everyone who asks receives; likewise, everyone who seeks finds; and to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
  • 12Or, if he requests an egg, will you provide him with a scorpion?
  • 14Jesus was exorcising a demon who was deaf and deafeningly silent.
  • 15However, some of them said that he was being driven out of the city by Beelzebub, the prince of devils.
  • 13″Every kingdom divided against itself will be demolished, and any home divided against itself will fall,” Jesus declared to them.
  • I say this because you claim that I expel devils with the help of Beelzebub.

As a result, they will serve as your judges.

The goods of a strong guy who protects his own home with a complete arsenal are safe.

23″Whoever does not stand with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

“I shall return to the house where I left off,” it adds later.

It then goes and takes seven more spirits who are even more evil than itself, and they take up residence in the house.

28He said, “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and do what it commands.” 29As the multitudes grew, Jesus declared, “This generation is a wicked generation.” It is in desperate need of a miraculous sign, but all that will be delivered to it is the sign of Jonah.

31The Queen of the South will stand up at the judgment with the men of this age and condemn them; for she traveled from the ends of the world to hear Solomon’s knowledge, and now one greater than Solomon has come to listen to Solomon’s wisdom.

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33 It is not customary to light a lamp and then conceal it in a nook or beneath a bowl.

34 Your eye serves as the body’s light source.

However, when they are awful, your body is likewise filled with gloom.

When your whole body is filled with light and no part of it is dark, your body will be totally illuminated, just as when the light of a lamp shines on you.”37After Jesus had done teaching, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so Jesus went in and sat down at the table.

After that, God told him, “You Pharisees clean the surface of the cup and dish, but within you are full of greed and wickedness.” 40You obtuse individuals!

4 However, if you distribute what is within to the needy, everything will be clean for you.

“I curse you, Pharisees, because you lust after the most prominent seats in the synagogues and the most favorable greets in the marketplace.

You are so declaring that you approve of what your forebears did: they killed the prophets, and you are erecting their monuments to their memory.

Yes, I am telling you, this generation will be held accountable for everything that happens.

“You have not entered yourselves, and you have made it difficult for others who were trying to enter.” 53 The Pharisees and other professors of the law started to oppose Jesus vehemently and to bombard him with questions after he left the synagogue, hoping to catch him in the act of saying something he shouldn’t have.

  1. Some manuscripts are from Our Father in heaven, while some manuscripts are from the earth. Wishing you the fulfillment of your will on earth as it is in heaven
  2. Everyone who owes us money is referred to as “greeks.” We may be tempted by certain writings, but they will save us from the wicked one. Orpersistence
  3. Some texts, when asked for bread, will offer him a stone
  4. Or, if he asks for Greek, he will receive it. BeezeboulorBeelzeboul, which appears in verses 18 and 19 as well. Greekunclean
  5. Also in verse 32, there’s something. Alternatively, whatever you have

Here’s How—and Why—Jesus Says We Should Pray

A pub was being erected in a community that was completely devoid of alcohol. Unanimously, Christians expressed their opposition to the building and launched a 24-hour prayer gathering, imploring God to intervene. Lightning hit the structure, causing it to burn to the ground. The bar’s owner filed a lawsuit against the Christians, alleging that they were responsible for the incident. The Christians obtained the services of an attorney, stating they were not at fault. In his ruling, the court stated, “No matter how this issue is resolved, one thing is clear: the bar owner believes in prayer, whereas the Christians do not.” Do you truly believe in the power of prayer?

So, if you ever intend to come to know God and, in turn, come to know yourself, you must pray.

In “What Jesus Says You Should Pray For,” we described prayer as “asking God for the right things in the right way.” However, as we pointed out in that essay, this definition does not cover all of the aspects of prayer that are important.

After discussing the five things we should ask for when praying in part one, let’s move on to part two.

  1. God’s reputation should be revealed as holy in our lives (Luke 11:2)
  2. God’s love and justice should reign on earth (Matthew 6:10
  3. Luke 11:2)
  4. We should pray for daily provisions (Luke 11:3)
  5. We should pray for forgiveness of sin (Luke 11:4)
  6. We should pray for God to protect us from temptation (Luke 11:4)
  7. We should pray for God to protect us from evil (Luke 11:4)
  8. We should pray for

Here, we’ll discuss how we should pray and why we should pray in this manner.

How We Should Pray

Then, after giving them specific instructions about the things they should pray for, Jesus diverted their attention by telling them a narrative about how they should pray. The following is how The Message puts it: If you went to a buddy in the middle of the night and asked, “Friend, lend me three loaves of food,” you may be surprised at what would happen.” ‘An old buddy who is passing through has just arrived, and I don’t have anything to give him.’ ‘Don’t worry me,’ says the friend, who is lying on his bed.

Even if he refuses to get up because you are a friend, if you maintain your position, pounding on doors and rousing up all of your neighbors, he will eventually rise and bring you anything you require.” (See also Luke 11:5–8) Ancient Jewish society put a great priority on hospitality, as did many other cultures.

  1. The host would next see to it that your feet were cleaned to eliminate the filth from the dusty roads of Israel, which you had tracked in on your shoes.
  2. While it was possible that you might simply receive bread and olives if you arrived after the evening meal, it was anticipated that visitors would bring something to share.
  3. After Simon had invited Jesus to a meal, a woman—a prostitute—entered and anointed Jesus’ feet with perfume, washing them with tears and drying them with her hair (7:36–38).
  4. Towards the end of the verse 39, Simon thought to himself, “If this guy were a prophet, he would know who and what type of person this woman who touches Him is, and that she is a sinner.” Simon’s love was tested when Jesus offered him a test on forgiveness (7:40–43).
  5. Let’s take a look at what Jesus was thinking when He scored Simon’s exam: “Do you see this woman?” he said, turning to face the woman but still speaking to Simon.
  6. You didn’t say hello, but she hasn’t stopped kissing my feet from the moment I walked through the door.
  7. Isn’t it a feat of engineering?

“If the forgiveness is little, then the thankfulness is minimal as well.

Luke 11 teaches us that when a midnight guest arrives, the host cannot just make an excuse about having an empty cupboard; he must provide something to his guest.

The neighbor was under no responsibility to get out of bed and create a fuss in his kitchen; the nocturnal visitor was not his guest.

So what was the neighbor’s motivation for caving in?

So, what’s the deal?

(Jews don’t eat B-L-Ts, by the way!

It seemed as though the buddy had no shame in his pursuit of the truth.

The word “audacious” comes to mind.

As a kid, my best friend Randy lived just a few blocks away from my house, which was convenient for us.

Randy, on the other hand, never came to our door.

walking past the living room, he’d remark “Hey Jeter, how are you doing?” Just keep walking.

The word “audacious” comes to mind.

Randy was like that to me and my siblings.

God, on the other hand, does not.

Bring no dummies into God’s presence, and don’t dress like a sheep in sheep’s clothes.

A child of the King is someone who is a follower of Jesus and has been adopted into God’s family as a result of their faith.

Now, don’t get the impression that God is like the grouchy neighbor from the tale.

He isn’t, in fact. God is a gentle and loving father who cares for his children. The idea is this: if a grumpy neighbor can offer nice presents to his buddy because of his friend’s courage, how much more would God give good things to His children who ask for them boldly in the future?

Why We Should Pray This Way

When Jesus had finished instructing His followers on what to pray for, He turned their focus to how they should pray by telling them a tale. As The Message puts it, “The message is as follows: If you went to a buddy in the middle of the night and asked, “Friend, lend me three loaves of food,” you may be surprised at what happened.” The unexpected arrival of an old buddy passing through had me completely unprepared. ‘Don’t worry me,’ the pal responds from his bed. “I can’t offer you anything since the door is shut and my children are all asleep for the night.” Even if he refuses to get up because you are a friend, if you maintain your position, pounding on doors and stirring up all of the neighbors, he will eventually rise and bring you everything you require.” Jesus’ teachings on forgiveness are found in Luke 11:5–8.

  1. After greeting you with a verbal blessing of shalom—”peace,”—a host would next kiss you on the cheek to express his or her friendship with the guest.
  2. Your visitor would then proceed to offer a supper.
  3. Take a glance through the window of Simon the Pharisee’s house in Luke 7 and you will get a sense of how essential hospitality was during the time of Christ.
  4. While Jesus was reclining at the table, the woman anointed His feet with perfume, washing them with tears and drying them with her hair.
  5. Jesus understood what Simon was thinking, so He put him to the test to see how deep his love went.
  6. You did not give water for my feet when I arrived, but she poured tears on my feet and dried them with her hair when I arrived at your home.
  7. Her perfume has eased my feet, although you didn’t supply any for refreshing up.

A great number of sins were forgiven on her behalf, and she is incredibly thankful for this forgiveness.

Unlike the host in Luke 11, who could simply excuse himself by claiming that the pantry was empty, the visitor in Luke 11 was required to be fed.

No one, even the neighbor, was obligated to get out of bed and create a ruckus in his kitchen because the nocturnal visitor was not his guest.

Because of their relationship, Jesus remarked that that is not the case (11:8).

When the neighbor arrived, he unlocked the door and brought his buddy to the kitchen, where he would prepare an M-L-T sandwich (mutton, lettuce, and tomato).

As a result of the friend’s “persistency” and “boldness,” the neighbor took the initiative (NIV).

Shameless.

These were the characteristics of the buddy who came to his neighbor in the middle of the night to ask for assistance.

Randy would come over to my house after school, drop off his books, and then sprint back to school again.

His entrance was usually seamless.

straight to the refrigerator, where he will prepare himself a sandwich and pour himself a drink of milk.

Shameless.

Moreover, we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

When you approach to the Father in prayer, Jesus encouraged you to do so audaciously, shamelessly, and fearlessly, as he said, “come boldly.” Make sure you don’t enter into God’s presence dressed as a lamb in a lamb’s skin.

A child of the King is someone who is a disciple of Jesus and has been adopted into God’s household.

Keep in mind that God is not the same as the unfriendly next-door neighbor in the story.

Obviously, he isn’t Grateful and kind, God is a father figure to all of us. The idea is this: if a grumpy neighbor can offer nice presents to his buddy because of his friend’s courage, how much more would God provide wonderful gifts to His children who ask for them boldly in the first place.

Derrick G. Jeter

With a master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, Derrick G. Jeter has worked as a writer for the Creative Ministries Department of Insight for Living Ministries. More than twenty-five novels have been written by him or with whom he has collaborated. He has written for a number of important websites, and he now works as a contributing writer for The Christian Post (UK). He and his wife, Christy, are the parents of five children and reside in the greater Dallas region. Derrick G.

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5 Ways Jesus Taught Us How to Pray

Mr. Derrick G. Jeter has a master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and has previously worked as a writer for the Insight for Living Ministries’ Creative Ministries Department. A total of more than twenty-five books have been written by or with him as a contributor. Several of Derrick’s articles have featured on notable websites, and he now contributes toThe Christian Post. Christy and he have five children, and they live in the Dallas, Texas, region. He maintains a blog atDerrick G.

1. Jesus prayed alone.

The phone starts ringing. The television is on full blast. The kids are yelling and screaming. The activities of the day demand our immediate attention and draw us in a variety of ways at the same time. It’s possible that Jesus felt this way. He was always in demand to treat the ill and engage in political dispute with the Pharisees, both of which he did. While these disruptions are present throughout scripture, we frequently witness him taking a break from them. “However, Jesus frequently retreated to isolated spots to pray.” – Luke 5:16 (NIV) He did not wait till the people had dispersed and there was no one remaining to engage in dispute with him.

His devotion to prayer was second nature to him.

2. Jesus prayed with others.

Not only did Jesus teach his followers how to pray, but he also encouraged them to pray as a group. The Bible states in Matthew 18:20, “For when two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” The presence of God in prayer brings us all together. We become more sensitive of the needs of others and are better able to bring comfort to them. Life may be challenging, and there aren’t always satisfactory solutions. Sometimes we are unable to pray because we do not know what to say or because we are unable to pray.

3. Jesus prayed before a meal.

Not only did Jesus teach his followers how to pray, but he also encouraged them to pray as a community. ‘For where two or three get together in my name, there am I with them,’ says Matthew 18:20. When we pray, God’s presence brings us together. People’s needs become more apparent to us, and we are able to offer consolation to them.

Life may be difficult, and there aren’t always satisfactory solutions. Sometimes we are unable to pray because we do not know what to say or because we are unable to pray for whatever reason. During this time, the prayer community will take over and will pray specifically for you.

4. Jesus prayed for others.

Before he was caught and nailed to the cross, Jesus prayed for his apostles and followers. He was well aware that their task would not be straightforward, and he prayed for their safety. “I say a prayer for them. The people you have given me are not mine; they are yours.” “I am not praying for the world, but for the people you have given me.” John 17:9 (KJV) He prayed that God would reward them with tenacity, unity, and spiritual fulfillment as they shared their testimony with the rest of the world.

5. Jesus prayed for us.

Last but not least, Jesus interceded on our behalf. Yes, you are correct. He prayed for each and every one of us, despite the fact that we would not be born in this world for a very long time (hundreds of years). The prayer isn’t only for them, though. “I pray for people who will come to trust in me as a result of their message.” – The Gospel of John 17:20 And he has never ceased praying for us throughout his life. He is our representative before God’s throne, and he intercedes on our behalf before the Almighty.

It is essential to spend time in prayer on a regular basis.

I’m sure he does.

You can do it.

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Session 3: From Biblical Interpretation to Biblical Application Matthew 6:5-14 (KJV) “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who like praying while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. They have, I swear to you, got their full and complete recompense. 6 But when you pray, retire into your room, lock the door, and focus your thoughts on your heavenly Father, who is not visible. Then your Father, who sees everything that is done in secret, will reward you for your efforts.

  • 8 Do not be like them, for your Father already knows what you require before you ever ask him for it.
  • 12 And please forgive us our debts, just as we have forgiven our debtors in return.
  • 14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you when you offend against others.
  • Prayer is the means by which we communicate with God.
  • What exactly does it say?
  • It may be divided into three sections: informing God who He is and what we believe about Him, placing our confidence in Him, and asking Him to supply for our needs.
  • The most crucial aspect of prayer is the way you stand.

Make a mental note of how the Lord’s Prayer does not say something along the lines of “Hey person who might be God, who could be hanging out up there in Heaven, please provide us with daily food if you can.” This is what is said in the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father in Heaven.Give us this daily food.” There is a trust in God’s character that allows prayer to be effective.

I don’t have to recite the Lord’s Prayer word for word every time I pray, and I prefer not to.

The Lord’s Prayer, on the other hand, is a model for the kinds of prayers I should be reciting.

If I pray in the proper position, I am granted power, faith, and assurance in my understanding of God’s character. Prayer is a source of consolation, and it draws me that much closer to my heavenly Father.

Bible Gateway passage: Luke 11:1-13 – New International Version

11Once upon a time, Jesus was praying in a certain location C)”>(C). One of his disciples approached him when he finished and said, “Lord, D)”>(D)teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples,” and he agreed. 2He instructed them, saying, “When you pray, say, ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom E)”>(E)come.” 3Please provide us with our daily bread on a daily basis. 4Please forgive us for our transgressions, as we also forgive everyone who commits a sin against us. F)”>(F)And save us from falling prey to temptation.’ ” G)”> ” G)”> (G) 5″Suppose you have a friend and you go to him at midnight and ask him, ‘Friend, give me three loaves of bread;6a friend of mine has come to me on a journey, and I have no food to offer him,” Jesus remarked.

There is nothing I can give you because I am unable to get up.’ 8I promise you that even if he does not get up and give you the bread out of kindness, he will undoubtedly get up and give you as much as you require because of your blatant arrogance.

11 Then who among you dads will give your son, when he begs for a fish, an actual snake instead?

13 Even though you are bad, you know how to offer wonderful gifts to your children.

Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:2 Some versions read, “Our Father in heaven
  2. ” others, “Our Father on earth.” Some manuscripts have arrived for Luke 11:2. Wishing you the fulfillment of your will on earth as it is in heaven
  3. Jesus said in Luke 11:4: “Greekeeveryone who is owing to us.” Luke 11:4Some versions read, “Temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one
  4. ” others read, “Deliver us from the evil one.” Luke 11:8However, in order to maintain his excellent name
  5. The Bible says in Luke 11:11 that some manuscripts for bread would be given to him, but will he give him a stone? Alternatively, if he requests it

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Jesus Taught Us How to Pray With the Lord’s Prayer

“Lord, teach us to pray,” one of Jesus’ disciples requests in the Gospel of Luke 11:1-4, and as a result of this request, Jesus teaches them the Lord’s Prayer.

This prayer has become very well known and even memorized among Christians. The Our Father is the name given by Catholics to the Lord’s Prayer. When people of all Christian faiths come together in public or private worship, it is one of the most often said prayers in both public and private worship.

The Lord’s Prayer

  • Known as the Lord’s Prayer, it is the model of prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. Both Matthew 6:9-15 and Luke 11:1-4 have variants of the prayer that may be found in the Bible. While Matthew’s version is a part of the Sermon on the Mount, Luke’s version comes in response to a disciple’s plea that Jesus teach them how to pray. Catholics refer to the Lord’s Prayer as the Our Father, which means “Our Father.” The prayer is intended for the entire community, including the Christian family.

The Lord’s Prayer in the Bible

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray in the manner that he was taught. The Bible has two versions of the prayer: Matthew 6:9-15 and Luke 11:1-4. While Matthew’s version is a part of the Sermon on the Mount, Luke’s version comes in response to a disciple’s plea that Jesus teach him how to pray. According to Catholic tradition, the Lord’s Prayer is referred to as the Our Father. Community, the Christian family, and all of its members are the focus of the prayer.

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Jesus Teaches the Pattern for Prayer

Jesus Christ provided us with a template or model for prayer in the form of the Lord’s Prayer. He was demonstrating how to pray to his followers. There’s nothing mystical about the words you’re reading. The prayer is not a set of instructions. We are not have to pray the lines exactly as they are written. As a substitute, we might utilize this prayer to educate ourselves, instructing us on how to approach God in prayer. In order to assist you in developing a complete grasp of the Lord’s Prayer, the following is a simplified explanation of each section:

Our Father in Heaven

Jesus Christ provided us with a template or model for prayer in the form of the Lord’s prayer. A lesson in prayer was being imparted to his disciples. There’s nothing mystical about the words you’ve just read! There is no method for praying. We are not required to pray the lines exactly as they are written in the Bible. Rather, we may utilize this prayer to enlighten us, instructing us on how to approach God in prayer via repetition. In order to assist you in developing a complete comprehension of the Lord’s Prayer, the following is a simplified breakdown of each section:

Hallowed Be Your Name

“To make holy” is the definition of the word “hallowed.” When we pray, we acknowledge the sanctity of our heavenly Father. He is near to us and shows concern, yet he is neither our friend nor our equal. He is the All-Powerful God. Not with a sense of impending doom and dread, but rather with awe for his purity and an acknowledgement of his righteousness and perfection, we approach him. We are awestruck by the fact that we are his children even in his holiness.

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done, on Earth As It Is in Heaven

Prayers are offered for God’s omnipotent dominion in our lives as well as on our planet. He is the ruler of our kingdom. We acknowledge that he has complete control over the situation, and we submit to his authority. Furthermore, we wish that God’s Kingdom and dominion be extended to those in our immediate environment. a. As Christians, we pray for the salvation of souls because we are aware of God’s desire for all men to be saved.

Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

When we pray, we put our faith in God to provide for our needs. He is going to take care of us. At the same time, we have no reason to be concerned about the future. We rely on God, our heavenly Father, to give us with all we require today. We shall renew our reliance on him by returning to him in prayer once more the next day.

Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Also Forgive Our Debtors

When we pray, we beg God to forgive us of our sins. We examine our hearts, acknowledge that we are in need of his forgiveness, and confess our transgressions.

In the same way that our Father kindly forgives us, we must also forgive one another for our failings. If we want to be forgiven, we must be willing to provide the same forgiveness to others around us.

Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From the Evil One

To withstand temptation, we must draw strength from God. Keep our ears and hearts tuned to the Holy Spirit’s counsel in order to avoid anything that can entice us to commit sin. We pray every day for God to save us from Satan’s ingenious traps so that we would be able to recognize when it is time to flee.

The Lord’s Prayer in the Book of Common Prayer (1928)

Our Father, who art in the highest heavens, we exalt thy holy name. Come, Lord, to thy kingdom. On earth as it is in heaven, thy will be done. Please provide us with our daily bread on this day. Moreover, forgive us our transgressions, just as we forgive those who transgress against us. And save us from falling prey to temptation, but keep us safe from evil. Because the kingdom, the power, and the glory belong to you forever and ever. Amen.

10 Prayers of Jesus in the Bible [+Audio]

One of the greatest advantages of being a disciple of Jesus is the knowledge that He is now interceding on their behalf before the Father on their behalf (Roman 8:34; Hebrews 7:25). While we do not know what Jesus speaks to the Father in his prayers, we do have instances of many of Jesus’ prayers from the Bible, which we might use as a guide. As an illustration, in John 17:

First, Jesus prays that the Father would protect His church.

One of the greatest joys of being a disciple of Jesus is the knowledge that He is now interceding on their behalf before the Father on our behalf (Roman 8:34; Hebrews 7:25). Our knowledge of Jesus’ petitions to the Father does not include the precise words that he speaks to the Father, but we do have instances of many of his prayers from the Bible. According to John 17:1–3, for example,

Second, Jesus prays for His church to be sanctified…

One of the greatest joys of being a disciple of Jesus is the knowledge that He is now interceding on their behalf before the Father in heaven (Roman 8:34; Hebrews 7:25). While we do not know what Jesus says to the Father in his prayers, we do have examples of many of Jesus’ prayers from the Bible, which we can study. As an illustration, in John 17:1–2

Third, Jesus prays for those who will believe through the message of that disciples (17:20).

Jesus prays for the expansion of his church and the conversion of a large number of people across the entire world as a result of the loyal work of all of His disciples. How incredible it is for believers today to be able to read this prayer and know that Jesus was, and continues to be, interceding directly and personally on their behalf before the Father. The following is an extract from The Jesus Bible.

There are at least 10 of Jesus’ prayers recorded in the Gospels:

As His followers continue to minister faithfully, Jesus prays that his church will grow and that many people across the entire world would come to know Him. That believers today may read this prayer and know that Jesus was, and continues to be, interceding on their behalf before the Father immediately and personally is a wonderful gift. The following is an extract from The Jesus Bible:

Jesus’ three prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane

  • Jesus prays for the glory of God (John 17:1-5)
  • Jesus prays for His followers (John 17:6-19)
  • Jesus prays for all believers (John 17:20-26)
  • Jesus prays for the salvation of the world (John 17:27-28)

Jesus’ three prayers on the Cross:

  • “Father, pardon them, for they are unaware of what they are doing.” “My God, My God, why hast thou deserted me?” says Jesus in Luke 23:34. “Father, into thy hands I surrender my spirit” (Luke 23:46)
  • “Father, into thine hands I commit my spirit” (Matt 27:46, Mark 15:34)

Jesus’ prayer of thanks

It is because of your gracious will that these things have been concealed from the wise and knowing and shown to young children; yes, Father, for such was your generous purpose.” (Matthew 11:25-26, New International Version)

Jesus’ prayer before the raising of Lazarus (John 11:41-42)

Then I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have kept these things concealed from the wise and understanding while revealing them to tiny children; yes, Father, because this was your generous will.” Matt. 11:25-26 (ESV) is an example of a parable.

Jesus’ prayer after entering Jerusalem

“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for concealing these things from the wise and understanding and revealing them to tiny children; yes, Father, for such was your generous purpose.” (Matthew 11:25-26, English Standard Version)

When Jesus teaches us how to pray – The Lord’s Prayer

“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for keeping these things concealed from the wise and understanding and revealing them to tiny children; yes, Father, for such was your generous desire.” (Matthew 11:25-26 in the English Standard Version)

Your Turn

It is because of your gracious will that these things have been concealed from the wise and knowing and shown to young children; yes, Father, for such was your generous purpose.” (Matthew 11:25-26, New International Version)

Does the Bible Tell Us to Pray in Jesus’ Name?

Then I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have kept these things concealed from the wise and understanding while revealing them to tiny children; yes, Father, because this was your generous will.” Matt. 11:25-26 (ESV) is an example of a parable.

How to Pray

“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for concealing these things from the wise and understanding and revealing them to tiny children; yes, Father, for such was your generous purpose.” (Matthew 11:25-26, English Standard Version)

Have Pure Motives

“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for keeping these things concealed from the wise and understanding and revealing them to tiny children; yes, Father, for such was your generous desire.” (Matthew 11:25-26 in the English Standard Version)

Pray for His Will

It is because of your gracious will that these things have been concealed from the wise and knowing and shown to young children; yes, Father, for such was your generous purpose.” (Matthew 11:25-26, New International Version)

Pray with Your Whole Heart

Then I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have kept these things concealed from the wise and understanding while revealing them to tiny children; yes, Father, because this was your generous will.” Matt. 11:25-26 (ESV) is an example of a parable.

We are “in” Jesus

“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for concealing these things from the wise and understanding and revealing them to tiny children; yes, Father, for such was your generous purpose.” (Matthew 11:25-26, English Standard Version)

The Right Attitude

Although the Bible does not directly mandate us to conclude our prayers with the phrase “in Jesus’ name,” it does provide us with guidance on the attitude and reverence we should have.

  • Have pure motivations that are not self-serving
  • Trust in God and accept His existence
  • Pray from the bottom of your heart and with humility
  • Make it your goal to exalt God rather than yourself. Recognize that you have been “in” Christ as a result of His finished work on the cross
  • And Follow God’s instructions and put Him first in your life

With the correct attitude toward God and an upright heart, we may boldly approach Him with our petitions, knowing that we are truly pursuing His glory and His will in our life. It is at that point that we may confidently proclaim, “In Jesus’ name.” Please follow and like us on Facebook:

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