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 their respective Gospels, Matthew and Luke give the Lord’s Prayer in a somewhat different way.As recorded in Matthew, Jesus is presenting his Sermon on the Mount, emphasizing that there is a righteousness from God that is superior to that which the scribes and Pharisees possess.He cautions his disciples against engaging in false piety just for the sake of being observed by others.During his way to Jerusalem, Jesus teaches the Lord’s prayer, according to the Gospel of Luke.
As their rabbi, the disciples looked to Jesus as a model of a man who was devoted to prayer.He provided a model for prayer in the form of the Lord’s Prayer when one of his disciples requested guidance on how to pray effectively.Matt.6:9-15 contains the complete text of The Lord’s Prayer.So, here’s what you should say in prayer: ″Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ Please provide us with our daily bread today.Please forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors in return.
Allow us to avoid temptation while protecting us from the wicked one.’ Because if you forgive mankind when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you when you offend against him.However, if you do not forgive men for their crimes, your Father will not forgive you for your sins as well.(NIV)
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 an alternative, we might utilize this prayer to instruct us, guiding us through the process of approaching 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
We pray to God, our heavenly Father, who is in a better place than we are.He is our heavenly Father, and we are his obedient sons and daughters.We have a strong friendship.We may put our faith in him because he is a heavenly, perfect Father who loves us and will listen to our petitions.
When Jesus uses the word ″our,″ it is a reminder to us that we (his followers) are all members of the same God-given family.
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 holiness, accepting his righteousness, and acknowledging his flawless nature.
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
It is our prayer that God’s supreme dominion over all things would reign in our lives and 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.To take it a step further, we want God’s Kingdom and reign to be extended to those in our immediate environment.
We pray for the salvation of souls because we believe that God desires for all men to be saved, and we believe that prayer is effective.
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 are pleading with 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
In order to withstand temptation, we must draw strength from God. If we want to avoid being tempted by sin, we must remain in tune with the Holy Spirit’s direction. 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 in heaven, may thy name be glorified on earth as it is in heaven.Come, Lord, to thy kingdom.The Lord’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.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 please do not lead us into temptation, but rather save us from the wicked.For the throne, the power, and the glory belong to thee forever and ever, O Lord.Amen.
What We Can Learn from Jesus’ Prayers
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.
He not only prays for physical security, but he also prays for spiritual protection, namely that the church’s faith would remain strong after Jesus has returned to His Father (17:11).
Second, Jesus prays for His church to be sanctified…
That they would be purified; that they would come to understand the truth of God; and that they would reflect the glory of God on earth (17:17,19).
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:
Watch a clip from The Bible Experience Complete Audio Bible: The Gospel of John, which includes some of Jesus’ petitions and is narrated by Blair Underwood as Jesus.
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)
″Father, I am grateful that you have heard my prayer. I was aware that you were constantly aware of my presence, but I stated this for the benefit of the individuals there, so that they would believe that you had sent me.″
Jesus’ prayer after entering Jerusalem
Father, I thank you for listening to me and for your forgiveness.″ I was aware that you were always aware of my presence, but I stated this for the benefit of the people gathered here, so that they would believe that you had sent me.
When Jesus teaches us how to pray – The Lord’s Prayer
″Our heavenly Father…″, we say.(Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 6:9-13) When you pray, however, retire into your room, lock the door, and focus your thoughts on your heavenly Father, who is unseen.Then your Father, who sees everything that is done in secret, will reward you for your efforts.In addition, while you pray, refrain from talking incessantly like pagans, who believe that their numerous words will make them more noticeable.
Do not be like them, for your Father already knows what you require before you ever ask.″’Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,’″ you should pray.Please provide us with our daily bread today.Let us ask you to forgive us our debts, just as we have forgiven our creditors.″And do not lead us into temptation, but preserve us from the wicked one,″ says the Lord.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Do any of Jesus’ prayers stick out to you as particularly meaningful? Why is it important to study Jesus’ examples of prayer? What does studying Jesus’ examples of prayer teach you about the way He prayed, why He prayed, and what He prayed for? Which one do you identify with the most? Please leave a comment and share your opinions on the subject of Jesus’ prayers with us!
The Prayer Jesus Prayed to His Father for His Disciples ~by Geraldine Fisher
The recitation of the prayer When Jesus was on the cross, He prayed to the Father for His Disciples and for those who would come to Him.It struck me as completely and completely unselfish when I read the prayer Jesus offered to the Father on behalf of His Disciples and all others who would come to him in the Father’s name.The fact that a prayer of humility and a prayer of devotion to the Father displays His unwavering love to those who would chose the road of salvation is something for which we as saints should be forever thankful As an example of faith, Christ believes that all those committed to Him will not be lost, and that those who will be lost are the ones whom He did not entrust to Him in the first instance.Throughout this passage, Jesus exposes what it takes and what it is to create disciples of genuine men and women of God!
He believes that the Word of God is the most important factor in reforming lives.He speaks of God’s divine Will and His purpose to bring those He desires into the fold, in contrast to the Church of today, which fights, bickers, and cuts throats in order to gain disciples and increase the number of members in the Church!Nowhere in His prayer did Christ confess his own failings or express concern about his flock leaving him for greener pastures; instead, He prayed a prayer of faith, trusting God that what the Father had given Him was the key to His success, and that those whom He had been sent (or who would come) from the Father to disciple as believers would remain in His presence as He carried out His Father’s mission on the earth.Jesus was not a glory seeker who desired to be some great mega-ministry preacher in order to bring glory to himself; however, today’s Churches are filled with those who seek to be elevated and promoted not for the sake of the gospel, but in order to bring glory to themselves.Jesus was not a glory seeker who desired to be some great mega-ministry preacher in order to bring glory to himself.Then, what happens to those who are attempting to promote their own empire on this planet?
Most end up praising men who are greedy and seek after the thirst of the body, and they remove their names and add titles such as Apostle, Dr., Reverend, Bishop, and so on, in the hope that it would somehow make them feel significant or validated in their life, which is not the case.This isn’t Jesus….His primary objective was to please his heavenly Father!
- Without even mentioning the Generals who have grown fearful that a new generation of Apostles and Prophets is coming to take their mantles and other titles and have arrived to take their places.
- So, what exactly happens?
- They degrade people who are full of fervor and excitement by making them feel as though they must labor and pay the exact same price as they did previously, or else they would not receive a promotion!
- Jesus, on the other hand, was not interested in any of it.
His desire was to instill character and honor in the minds of people whom He was attempting to train by living a life of authentic holiness in the midst of those whom He served.This is why He prayed for them to receive what He had received from the Father himself: sanctification and true holiness!
When Jesus finished speaking, he raised his eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour has come; honor thy Son, so that thy Son may also glory thee: as thou has given him authority over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.And this is everlasting life: that they may come to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent, as the only real God.I have brought thee glory on the world, and I have completed the task that thou gavest me to complete.It was about his assignment/mission at the time.
And now, O Father, honor thou me with thy own self in the glory that I shared with thee before the creation of the world It is I who have displayed thy name (which pointed me to Christ rather than Him) unto the men whom thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have maintained thy word.(He sought God in order to be converted into His likeness and image.) As a result, people have realized that all you have given me is from you, Lord Jesus Christ.The words that thou gavest me have been given unto them, and they have received them, (The key to His teaching was always scripture-based) and they have known for certain that I came out of thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me; for I have given them the words that thou gavest me; and they have received them, They are the ones for whom I pray: I pray not for the world (He was a man of prayer, prostrate on His knees), but for those whom thou hast given me; because they are thy.In his role as spiritual father, he displayed responsibility for the church; nevertheless, the church in today’s society is led by leaders who are served rather than servanthood to those whom we train!Take note that Christ was never portrayed as a Christ who want to be served, but rather as a Christ who desired to serve others in society!) Furthermore, all of mine are thine, and thine are mine; and in them I am exalted.He used the word ″unity″ instead of ″division.″ And now I am no longer in this world, but these are in this world, and I come to thee.
Keep, by thine own name, those whom thou hast given me, so that they may be one with us, as we are with you, O Holy Father.In other words, he wasn’t looking to use the world as a crutch to straddle the fence and find reasons for why he wanted to get back into bondage and take advantage of grace.As long as I was with them in the earth, I preserved them in thy name: those whom thou gavest me I have maintained, and none of them has perished, with the exception of the son of perdition, in order that the prophecy could be fulfilled.
- And now I come to thee, and these things I proclaim throughout the world in order that people may share my delight in their own lives.
- My word has been delivered to them, and the world has despised and despised them because they are not of this world, just as I am not of this world.
- Rather than praying for them to be removed from this world, I ask that you keep them safe from harmful influences.
- (He prayed for the good of the church, with no feelings of jealously, envy, or malice in his heart.) They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world, says the Lord.
Make them holy via thy truth, for thy word is the truth.The same way that you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world as well.(He released others into their destiny rather than hanging on to them in order to gloat about Himself or because He was terrified by the possibility that what He saw in them may transcend His own efforts, but He hoped that they would perform even greater deeds!) And I consecrate myself for their sakes, in order that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth of God.I do not pray only for them, but also for those who will come to believe in me through their word; that they may all be one, as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee, that they may also be one in us; and that the world may believe that thou hast sent me, as I have believed in you.The glory that thou gavest me I have given them; (He imparted and equipped disciples) that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them as thou hast loved me.
- As I am with thee where I am, Father, I desire for them to be with me as well, so that they may see my glory, which thou has given me, for thou has loved me before the creation of the world.
- The world has not heard of thee, O righteous Father; but I have heard of thee, and they have heard that thou hast sent me.
- Moreover, I have announced to them thy name, and I will continue to proclaim it: that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I may be in them.″ In his will, he gave the order that those who loved him should love all mankind!
- (King James Version, John 17:1-26.) Apostle Geraldine Fisher is a woman of faith who was born into a family of faith.
- Evangelist Geraldine Fisher is part of a global social media network that she runs with her husband.
- In her role as a Missionary, God called her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the characteristics of a True prophet: humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, and keeping her own life pure in order to receive correct messages from God.
- As a result of hearing God’s audible voice calling her to ministry, she has felt a strong need to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks to her, instructs her, directs her, and offers prophetic words for her to share with others.
- God promised her that He would bring her to sit and study in the presence of renowned men, which He duly accomplished!
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- Jesus was
A. Idumean (Idumean language) a. Greek b. Syrian c. Jewish d. Other
- The books that make up the New Testament were written in
Hebrew a. Syriac b. Latin c. Latin d. Greek
- The Protestant Reformation began in the
A. late 1400s b. early 1500s c. late 1500s d. early 1600s a. late 1400s b. early 1500s c. late 1500s d. early 1600s
- When Christians speak of “grace” they mean God’s
Justice, love, mercy, and power are the first three.
Protestants believe that the Bible is the last authority on spiritual concerns.
The Bible, one’s pastor, one’s conscience, and the Holy Spirit, who guides Christians in their everyday lives are all examples of sources of guidance.
Which of the following is an example of a prayer that Jesus offered to his disciples?
A. the Jesus Prayer b. the Lord’s Prayer (also known as the Our Father) c. the Nunc Dimittis d. the Ave Maria a. the Jesus Prayer b. the Lord’s Prayer (also known as the Our Father)
An unwavering dedication to sharing the gospel with others, a strong focus on individual Bible study, and a ″born again″ conversion experience are all characteristics of evangelical Christians.
A. Catholicism is a religion that is practiced in the United States. b. E vangelicalism is a kind of vangelicalism. Hesychasm and Puritanism are two of the most popular religious movements in the world.
- Pentecost is a holiday that commemorates
The descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus’ followers, the ascension of Jesus into heaven, the baptism of Jesus, and the crucifixion of Jesus are all examples of events in the life of Jesus.
- Traditionally, the sacraments have been understood as
A. rituals developed by John the Baptist B. twelve specific rituals developed by Jesus’ disciples C. tangible emblems of God’s favor D. seven rites that provide atonement for sin
- Roman Catholic worship and Orthodox worship
A. have roughly the same structure as Protestant worship b. are both based on the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom c. are only held on Sundays d. are more straightforward in their presentation than Protestant service
Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, which is known as the Lord’s Prayer, also known as Our Father, Latin Oratio Dominica, or Pater Noster.The Lord’s Prayer is a Christian prayer that, according to legend, was taught by Jesus to his followers.Throughout the New Testament, it comes in two different forms: a condensed version in the Gospel According to Luke 11:2–4 and the extended version, which is a portion of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, in the Gospel According to Matthew 6:9–13.Regardless of the setting, it is presented as a paradigm of how to pray.
The Lord’s Prayer is similar to other prayers that emerged from the Jewish matrix of Jesus’ time, and it has three aspects that are common to Jewish prayers: praise, supplication, and a desire for the future kingdom of God, all of which are found in Jewish prayers.It is comprised of an introductory message and seven petitions, which are listed below.Here’s how the Matthean version, which is used by the Roman Catholic Church, is written: More Information on This Subject may be found here.The Rite of Communion in Roman Catholicism…The Lord’s Prayer (also known as the ″Our Father,″ or the Pater Noster) is the most universal of Christian prayers, and its originator, according to tradition, was St.Thomas Aquinas.
Our Father in heaven, may thy name be glorified on earth as it is in heaven.Come, Lord, to thy kingdom.Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, according to the Bible.
- Give us our daily food this day, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but rescue us from harm; we beseech you.
- It is the English form of the Lord’s Prayer that is most commonly heard in Protestant churches, and it substitutes the words ″and forgive us our sin / as we forgive those who trespass against us″ with the words ″and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.″ As an additional conclusion, Protestants add the following: ″For thine is the dominion, and Thine is the power, and Thine is the glory, forever.″ Considering that it appears in several early copies of the New Testament, it is likely that this ending doxology (brief phrase of praise) was added to the Protestant version at an early point in Christian history.
- Biblical scholars are divided on the significance of Jesus’ words in the Lord’s Prayer.
- It is interpreted differently by different people.
Some see it as ″existential,″ relating to the present human experience on earth, while others see it as eschatological, alluding to the future kingdom of God.The prayer lends itself to both interpretations, and the fact that numerous translations exist, as well as the difficulties associated with the translating process, raises further doubts about the prayer.As an example, in the instance of the term daily bread, the Greek word epiousion, which modifies the word bread, has no known counterparts in Greek literature and may have meant ″for tomorrow.″ The supplication ″Give us this day our daily bread″ may thus be interpreted eschatologically as ″Give us today a foretaste of the heavenly feast to come,″ according to this reading.Support for this interpretation may be found in the Ethiopic translations, as well as in St.Jerome’s reference to the passage in the lost Gospel According to the Hebrews that reads ″food of the future.″ According to the eschatological interpretation, the Lord’s Prayer may have been performed before the Eucharist in the early church; the prayer is recited before the Eucharist in most Christian traditions today.
- Melissa Petruzzello was the person who most recently improved and updated this article.
Jesus’ teaching on prayer (Matthew 6:5-8) – The teaching of Jesus – CCEA – GCSE Religious Studies Revision – CCEA
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″When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they prefer to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners in order to be seen by men…″, Jesus said. Instead of going outside to pray, go inside your room, lock the door, and pray to your father who is not present.
Understanding the text
It was here that Jesus began his teaching on prayer by describing how not to pray:
- Don’t try to be too flashy. Synagogues were places of worship where a large number of people congregated to pray at the same time. Jesus rebuked individuals who prayed loudly just for the purpose of being noticed and applauded by others around them. He referred to such individuals as hypocrites, and he was most likely referring to the Pharisees when he said this. They would even pray aloud in public places
- avoid using a large number of useless phrases in your speech. The prayers of the Gentiles were lengthy because they believed that doing so would impress their various gods. They frequently repeated a phrase or a god’s name several times in an attempt to get people’s attention.
Prayer, according to Jesus, should be a private conversation between God and the worshipper. The teachings of Jesus do not imply that it is improper to pray with others, but rather that the prayers should be genuine and for the appropriate reasons.
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Introduction and Timeline
The events of the Atonement are recounted by John in chapters 17–19 of the Gospel of John.Commonly referred to as the Intercessory Petition, the Savior’s prayer recounted in John 17 is often referred to as such because the Savior interceded on our behalf in his prayer, pleading to His Father on behalf of His Apostles and those who would believe in Him—including us.As a follow-up to the Intercessory Prayer, chapters 18–19 detail Jesus Christ’s arrest, trial, Crucifixion, and burial, as well as his resurrection.The book of John 17 gives important insight into the reasons for Jesus’ suffering.
He prayed that people who believed in Him would be protected, have joy, be sanctified, be filled with the love of the Father, and come to a true understanding of His Father and have eternal life.During his prayers, he wished for His disciples to be ″one″ with the Father, the Son, and one another.The word Atonement (pronounced at-one-ment) literally translates as ″to make one,″ which implies to reconcile two parties.The suffering of Jesus Christ, as portrayed in the Gospel of John 18–19, was necessary in order to create all of these possibilities.Note: While you have already taught about Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion in the narratives of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the teaching recommendations below concentrate on information that is unique to or highlighted in the Gospel of John.
Suggestions for Teaching
The Intercessory Prayer
Write the following question on the board: How does the knowledge that Jesus Christ prayed to the Father on your behalf influence you?Students should be given a few minutes to reflect on this before being asked for their thoughts.Explain that the Savior’s prayer reported in John 17 is sometimes referred to as the ″Great Intercessory Prayer″ (the Great Intercessory Prayer).An intercessor is a person who intercedes, mediates, argues, or pleads on behalf of another person or group of individuals.
The prayer contained in John 17 is only one of many times in the scriptures where we find the Savior operating in His capacity as our intercessor with Heavenly Father, as we have seen in other parts of the Bible.Beginning with the headline ″Jesus Christ prayed that we would…,″ begin writing a list on the board.Instruct pupils to study John 17:1–3 with an eye on identifying what Jesus Christ had the authority to deliver to individuals.What exactly does Jesus Christ have the authority to grant us?(Eternal life is a concept.)
Under ″Jesus Christ prayed that we would…″, write Have eternal life (John 17:2–3) on the chalkboard or whiteboard. Instruct pupils to look at verse 3 once again. What did the Savior have to say about ″everlasting life″? (Knowing God the Father and Jesus Christ is what it means to have eternal life.)
- Then add the following to the list: get acquainted with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ (John 17:3). Something like this should be displayed on the board: Encourage students to understand these truths by using the following questions: What, in your opinion, is the difference between knowing about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and truly knowing Them?
- What is the best way to get to know someone? (Spend time with them, share your experiences with them, and have a conversation with them.) How do these responses relate to the process of getting to know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ? It is necessary for us to share our experiences with them and to communicate with them.
- What are some activities we can do in this life that will help us get to know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ more intimately? The following are some possible responses: pray, study and contemplate the scriptures, serve others, fulfill the commandments, worthy partake of the sacrament each week, and consider what They would have us do.
If just a few students have answered to these questions, read and debate the comments on John 17:3 from the student manual. You might want to inquire about the following topics: What steps have you taken in your life to get more acquainted with the Father and the Son, rather than simply knowing about Them? What might you possibly do to get to know Them even more thoroughly?
During this time, have students silently read John 17:11–26, making notes in their scriptures or making notes of topics they may add to a board list of stuff they found interesting.Request that they describe what they discovered and put their replies on the board when the students have had a chance to read.As an example, consider the following items on your finished list: Students can express their views on these principles and testify to them by answering the question, ″How has any of the blessings that the Savior desired would come into our lives been experienced by you?″
When teaching the Intercessory Prayer in the context of atonement, emphasize that the Savior delivered this prayer right before the acts of atonement, which included His suffering in the garden and subsequently His death on the cross.This will help students comprehend the prayer better.Remove the title of the list off the board, which reads, ″Jesus Christ prayed that we would…″, and replace it with the following: Instruct students to study the topics mentioned under this title and to explore the question: Why is the Atonement essential in order for each of these blessings to be made possible?
Students should be reminded that, before Jesus said, ″I pray for them,″ (John 17:9), He reported to His Father in Heaven on how responsive His disciples had been to His teachings.This will encourage students to think about how they may apply the lessons of John 17 to their lives.While the rest of the class listens for what Jesus stated His followers had done, have a student read John 17:6–9 aloud in front of the class.The disciples had heard and maintained God’s word; they were aware that Jesus’ teachings were from Heavenly Father; and they believed that Heavenly Father sent Jesus Christ.
Consider the following question: If you desire the blessings of the Atonement to come into your life, what can you learn from the example of Jesus’ disciples?
Students should be asked to answer. After they have done so, finish this section of the lesson by bearing witness that through our steadfast acceptance of Jesus Christ’s Atonement, we can be granted all of the benefits prayed for by the Savior in the Intercessory Prayer.
Important Details from the Final Hours of the Savior’s Mortal Ministry
Explain that the events in John 18–19 are a description of the Savior’s arrest, trial before Jewish and Roman authorities, Crucifixion, and burial (as well as his resurrection).Students have previously studied these events in depth via the study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke; nevertheless, the Gospel of John contains some crucial facts concerning these events that are not present in the other texts of the Bible.You will be required to choose which of the following details you would want to concentrate on throughout the class.Determine which points to stress and which to summarize based on the needs and abilities of your pupils, the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and the amount of time you have at your disposal.
John 18:4–9. “I Am He. … Let These Go Their Way”
Instruct pupils to read John 18:4–6, paying particular attention to the reaction of Jesus’ prisoners when He revealed who He was.In their words, they ″went backwards and tumbled to the ground.″) Which of the following do you believe is the most important lesson we can learn from this tremendous reaction?(You may direct them to the John 18:1–6 student manual commentary for further information.)
Assist pupils in understanding this idea by providing the following examples: Although the Savior had the potential to defeat His captors, He chose to submit to arrest and crucifixion rather than fight back.Request that students read John 18:7–9.You can recommend that they make a note of the phrase ″Let these go″ in their sacred texts.Inquire of them as to what Jesus was referring to when He spoke these remarks in the garden.
(Jesus delivered Himself up for arrest on the condition that His captors would release the disciples, and this was accepted by them.) After that, ask students to discuss how the statement ″Let these go″ can have a symbolic meaning for them and for the rest of us.(In response to their responses, you may direct them to what the Savior stated earlier concerning His mission to set people free from spiritual slavery or to the student manual commentary on John 18:8–9.)
John 18:33–37. “To This End Was I Born”
- Explain that John 18:33–37 is a portion of a dialogue between Jesus Christ and Pontius Pilate that you heard on the radio. Students should go over these texts, seeking for any indicators that Jesus was aware of the purpose of His earthly existence. Among the phrases that students could draw attention to are: ″My kingdom is not of this world″ (verse 36) and ″To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world″ (verse 37). For example, you can propose to students that they highlight the phrase ″To this end was I born, and for this purpose came I into the world″ in their scriptures and take a minute to reflect on its significance. To begin, have two students read the remarks made by Elders Alexander B. Morrison and Neal A. Maxwell in the student manual commentary on John 18:37. What role do you believe the Savior’s knowledge of the reason for His existence on earth played in his ability to make the correct decisions and persevere until the end?
- How can a clear grasp of our life’s goals instill confidence and bravery in us to face and overcome challenges?
This concept bears witness to the fact that knowing who we are and what we want to achieve in this life may give us the confidence and bravery to face challenges. Invite students to express their thoughts and witness about this reality by asking them the following question: When has knowing who you are and what you want to do with your life helped you handle challenges?
John 19:14–18. “It Was the Preparation of the Passover”
To begin, have students read John 19:14–18 and make a note of the day and time when these events occurred.During the preparations for the Passover, it was around six o’clock in the morning.As an example, point out that this was precisely the time at which the Passover sacrificed lambs would have been slain at the Temple in Jerusalem.Instruct pupils to turn to John 1:29 and 36 and to take note of the testimony that John reported about Jesus.
(Jesus Christ is referred to as ″the Lamb of God.″ What is the ramifications of reading these data from the beginning and conclusion of the Gospel of John, respectively?) (They serve as two testimonies, at the beginning and conclusion of the Savior’s mission, to the idea that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God, which is extremely essential.)
John 19:25–27. “Woman, Behold Thy Son! … Behold Thy Mother!”
Inquire of pupils about a few instances in which Jesus Christ displayed compassion or was considerate of others around him.Inquire about the impact that compassionate or considerate gestures have on someone who is suffering and what the students’ opinions are on the subject.Students should study the passage in John 19:25–27, seeking for signs of the Savior’s thoughtfulness while He was enduring His ordeal on the cross.’He thought about His widowed mother and made provisions for her well-being by entrusting her to the care of the Apostle John,’ says the Bible.
Provide the following information to pupils to help them grasp this doctrine: The Savior exhibited unselfish care for the welfare of others around him.Consider the following question: When have you witnessed someone display altruistic compassion for another person?
″The Savior Himself said, ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,’″ President James E.Faust (1920–2007) of the First Presidency said.″Inspire students to consider ways they can be more selfless by sharing the following statement from President James E.Faust (1920–2007) of the First Presidency: ″ Even while most of us don’t exhibit our unselfishness in such a dramatic manner, for each of us, being the right person at the right time in the right place to offer service can be a source of fulfillment.
Almost every day comes with it the opportunity to do good for others without expecting anything in return.Such deeds are limitless, and they can be as simple as a kind word, a helping hand, or a courteous smile″ (″What’s in it for me?″), according to the author.November 2002, pages 21–22 of the Ensign or the Liahona.Allow students to reflect on what they could do to become more aware of the needs of others and to work unselfishly to address those needs as you conclude this section of the session.
John 19:28–30. “I Thirst. … It Is Finished”
Encourage pupils to read John 19:28 and to make a note of the phrase ″I thirst″ in their Bibles or other scriptures.Inquire with students about their recollection of Jesus’ teachings, which were mentioned earlier in the Gospel of John, about what He provides to all people in order to fulfill their desire for spiritual knowledge.(Students may recall the following examples: According to the Savior’s teachings to the Samaritan woman at the well, He delivers ″living water″ that will satisfy her spiritual hunger for all time.The Savior stood in the temple and revealed that He would give people who believe in Him ″living water″ in the form of the Holy Ghost.) Instruct students to read John 19:29, paying particular attention to how the Roman soldiers responded to the Savior’s declaration, ″I thirst.″ It was given to Him in the form of vinegar to drink.
Perhaps you might ask pupils to make a cross-reference between this passage and Psalm 69:21.Consider having students look at the chart contained in the student manual commentary for John 19:26–30 to have a better understanding of the text.Assist students in a debate about what they may learn about Jesus Christ from His final earthly comments, which were uttered while He was nailed to the cross.
John 19:31–37. “They Brake Not His Legs: but One of the Soldiers with a Spear Pierced His Side”
- During class, have students read John 19:31–37, keeping an eye out for fulfillments of biblical prophecy that John recounted. It is important to note that Jesus’ bones were not shattered and that His side was punctured. For example, you can propose that students put the cross-reference ″Psalm 34:20″ beside John 19:36 and ″Zechariah 12:10″ opposite John 19:37 in the margin of their notebooks. Examine with pupils the significance of the Savior’s legs not being broken during his crucifixion. In fact, the Psalmist had predicted that His legs would not be broken. In addition, the Passover lamb, which represented the Savior, had not to have any broken bones, according to Jewish tradition. If the students want more assistance in answering this question, they should consult the student manual comments on John 19:31–37.) Students could be asked: Why did John provide these specifics in John 19:35, according to the Bible?
- What can we learn from the fulfillment of these prophesies that will help us better appreciate the Savior’s statement in 3 Nephi 9:15–16?
- In the wake of this conversation, ensure that students comprehend the following truth: Jesus Christ fulfilled scripture prophesies regarding His mortal ministry. Previous
7 Different Types of Prayer in the Bible
Prayer.However, despite the fact that this practice is one of the pillars of Christianity, we sometimes have difficulty in establishing it as a permanent framework in our everyday lives.Another reason that prayer is so difficult is because we have established in our minds that there is just one correct method to pray.There are several variations on the theme of prayer.
Learn more about the seven that we wanted to draw attention to in the following blog post.ORBC To send a tweet, simply click here.
What are the different types of prayer represented in the Bible?
Despite the fact that there are several varieties of prayer, the following seven are the most common. Each prayer type is accompanied by one or two verses that serve as samples of the prayers that are being offered. The following are the seven most common forms of prayer:
- The following prayers are offered: prayer of worship, prayer of thanksgiving, prayer of faith, prayer of intercession, corporate prayer, prayer for consecration, prayer for guidance from the Holy Spirit.
1) Prayer of Worship – Hebrews 13:15 & Revelation 4:11
A prayer of worship, for example, is one of the most common styles of prayer.Worshiping the Lord is centered on God’s character.It is our acknowledgment of God’s grandeur and strength.God’s goodness can be expressed in as few words as, ″God, you’re so good.″ ″You are worthy, Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,″ says the Bible in Revelation 4:11, ″because you created all things and, by your will, they existed and were made.″ Worship can include anything from singing praise songs to just doing what the Bible says in Hebrews 13:15: ″Through him, therefore, let us consistently offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips that recognize his name.″
2) Prayer of Thanksgiving – Psalms 100:4
Another method we might pray is to express our gratitude to the One who has provided us with what we have in our life through prayer.In many ways, it is similar to a prayer of worship, with the distinction being that one is acknowledging who God is, and the other is thanking God for what He has done.″Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!″ says Psalms 100:4, which summarizes both styles of prayer.″Give gratitude to him, and may his name be blessed!″
3) Prayer of Faith – James 5:13-16
When we pray with faith, we are repeating that we have believe in God’s plan for our lives.It is not us who are imposing our will on His, but rather it is us who are acknowledging that His will has been done.One such example is seen in James 5:13-16, which states, ″13 Is there anybody among you who is in trouble?Allow them to pray.
Is anyone in a good mood?Allow them to sing songs of praise to the Lord.14 Is there anyone among you who is sick?Then they should summon the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of Jesus Christ.15 And the prayer made in faith will bring the sick person back to health; the Lord will resurrect them from the dead.If they have sinned, they will be pardoned by the Lord.
16 Because of this, you should confess your faults to one another and pray for one another in order to get healing.It is extremely strong and effective for a virtuous person to pray.″
4) Prayer of Intercession – Daniel 9:1-27
Intercession is the act of praying on someone else’s or a group of people’s behalf.Whenever we pray for someone else’s well-being, we are effectively interceding on their behalf.There are several examples of this type of prayer throughout the Bible, but Daniel 9:1-27 stands out as a particularly powerful example.In this verse, Daniel goes to the Lord and intercedes on his people’s behalf, according to the Bible.
This is something we can accomplish in our everyday life as well.
5) Corporate Prayer – Acts 12:5-18
Praying in a group is referred to as corporate prayer. For you and your fellow believers, this can help to foster a sense of belonging and community. If you’ve ever attended a church session, you’ve probably witnessed this type of prayer in action. Acts 12:5-18 contains an illustration of this style of prayer. This verse describes the church’s prayers for Peter’s health and safety.
6) Prayer of Consecration – Matthew 26:26-27
The prayer of consecration is said at communion, and it is a powerful prayer.This indicates that we are consecrating the bread and wine (or grape juice) and imploring God to make it holy in our presence.This was done by Jesus himself in Matthew 26:26-27.“26 Jesus took bread as they were eating and, after giving thanks, he broke it and handed it to his disciples, instructing them that it was ″my body,″ which they should consume.
27 Then he took a cup, and after expressing his gratitude, he handed it to them, instructing them to ″drink from it, all of you.″
7) Prayer of the Holy Spirit – Romans 8:26-27
Sometimes we are unsure of what we desire or what we need to pray for at any particular moment.Romans 8:26-27 quotes the Bible, which reads, ″26 In the same manner, the Holy Spirit assists us when we are weak.The Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans when we are unable to articulate what we need to be praying for.27 In addition, he who examines our hearts understands the thoughts of the Spirit, for the Spirit intercedes on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will.″
Don’t Worry About Praying “The Right Way”
At the end of the day, it is critical that we let go of our anxiety of praying ″incorrectly.″ When it comes to praying honestly, there is no incorrect way to do it.If you are being completely honest with God and with yourself, then you are praying properly.God is capable of dealing with our feelings of rage, sadness, and terror.He is there to walk beside us on our trip, and He is interested in seeing our progress.
Pray All the Time
As Christians, we want to reach a place where we are praying all of the time because this is what allows us to grow in our relationship with God. Even though it will take time, we should strive to achieve this goal as soon as possible. Please get in touch with us if you want any information about praying!
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.″ 2 He instructed them to pray as follows: ″Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.’″ 3 Provide us with our daily bread on a daily basis.4 Please forgive us for our transgressions, as we also forgive anybody who commits a sin against us.’And save us from falling into temptation.’″ He then said to them, ″Imagine that one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,6 for a friend of mine who is traveling has arrived to me and I have nothing to put before him.’ ″7″ is a number that represents the number of people who have been killed in the line of duty.
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.’ 8 I assure you that, even if he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, he will get up and give him as much as he requires because of the man’s bravery.“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and it will be revealed to you; knock, and the door will be opened to you,” I say.Tenth, everyone who asks will get; he who seeks will find; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened for him.11 ″Which of you dads, if your son begs for a fish, will instead give him a snake?″ 12 Or, if he requests an egg, will you provide him with a scorpion?13 If you, despite your bad nature, know how to give good gifts to your children, imagine how much more your heavenly Father will do for those who ask him for the Holy Spirit!
In this case, Jesus was driving out a demon who was deaf and dumb.When the monster vanished, the guy who had been deafeningly silent spoke, and the audience gasped in amazement.15 But some of them said that Jesus was being driven out of the city by Beelzebub, the prince of devils.
- 16 Others put him to the test by requesting a sign from on high.
- 15 ″Any kingdom divided against itself will be demolished, and a home divided against itself will fall,″ Jesus told them, knowing their thoughts.
- 18 What hope does Satan have for his empire if he is split against himself?
- I say this because you claim that I expel devils with the help of Beelzebub.
If I drive devils out by Beelzebub, by what authority do your disciples drive demons out?As a result, they will serve as your judges.If, on the other hand, I am able to cast out demons with the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has arrived to you.The goods of a strong guy who is fully equipped and watches for himself are safe.22 However, when a stronger opponent attacks and overpowers him, he removes the armor in which the man had placed his trust and divides the spoils among himself and his allies.
- ″I oppose everyone who does not join my cause; anyone who does not assemble with me scatters.″ 24 ″When an evil spirit emerges from a person, it travels over parched terrain in search of rest, but it is unsuccessful.
- ″I shall return to the house where I left off,″ it adds later.
- 25 When it comes, it discovers that the home has been well cleaned and organized.
- 26 Then it goes and captures seven more spirits who are even more evil than itself, and they enter and take up residence there.
- Moreover, the end state of that man is worse than the initial condition.″ At this point, a lady in the audience spoke out, ″Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you,″ as Jesus was speaking these things.
- 28 He said, ″Blessed are those who hear the word of God and do what it commands.″ 29 As 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.
- 30 Because, just as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of Man will be a sign to this generation as well.
- 31 The 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 earth to hear Solomon’s wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon has come to listen to her words of wisdom.
- 32 The men of Nineveh will come up with this generation at the judgment and condemn it, for they repented after hearing the preaching of Jonah, and now a preacher much better than Jonah has arrived.
- 33 It is not customary to light a lamp and then conceal it in a nook or beneath a bowl.
- ″ Instead, he places it on a stand so that anybody who enters may see the light shining through.
- 34 Your eye serves as the body’s light source.
- When your eyes are in good condition, your entire body is illuminated as well.
- However, when they are awful, your body is likewise filled with gloom.
- 35 Take care, then, that the light inside you is not a source of confusion.
36 If your entire body is illuminated and no portion of it is dark, your body will be entirely illuminated, just as if a lamp were shining directly on you.″ 37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee approached him and requested him to share a meal with him.Jesus accepted the invitation and sat down at the table.38 The Pharisee, on the other hand, was taken aback when he noticed that Jesus did not wash his hands before the meal.
- When he asked why, the Lord said, ″Now then, you Pharisees clean the exterior of the cup and dish, but within you are filled with greed and iniquity.″ 40 You obtuse individuals!
- Isn’t it true that the person who created the outer also created the interior?
- 41 However, if you offer what is within to the needy, everything will be clean for you.
- 42 ″Bless you, Pharisees, since you offer God tenths of your mint, rue, and all other types of garden plants, but you disregard justice and God’s love.″ Ideally, you would have practiced the latter while leaving the former uncompleted.
- ″Bless you, Pharisees, since you lust after the most significant seats in the synagogues and the most important welcomes in the marketplaces.″ 44 ″Woe to you, since you are like unmarked graves, which folks pass over without realizing they are doing so.
- 45 One of the legal experts responded to him, saying, ″Teacher, when you say these things, you are insulting us as well.″ ″Woe to you, you experts in the law, since you burden people with burdens they can scarcely bear, and you yourselves will not raise a finger to assist them,″ Jesus responded.
- 47 ″Woe to you, since you construct graves for the prophets, despite the fact that it was your predecessors who murdered them.
- As a result of your testimony, you certify that you support the actions of your predecessors, who killed the prophets and then built graves for them.
- In response, God in his wisdom declared, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others whom they will persecute.’ 49 50 So from the blood of Abel to Zechariah, who was slaughtered between the altar and the sanctuary, this generation will be held accountable for the blood shed by all of the prophets since the beginning of the world51, including the blood of Abel.
- Yes, I am telling you, this generation will be held accountable for everything that happens.
- 52 ″Woe betide you, legal specialists, since you have taken away the key to knowledge from the public.
- ″You have not entered yourselves, and you have made it difficult for others who were trying to enter.″ 53 When Jesus left that place, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law started to oppose him vehemently and to bombard him with questions,54 hoping to catch him in the act of saying something he would regret.
- Some manuscripts are available online. Father in the heavenly realms
- Some manuscripts have arrived. Wishing you the fulfillment of your will on earth as it is in heaven
- Everyone who owes us money should be addressed in Greek
- A number of books lure us, but they also protect us from the wicked one.
- Alternatively, tenacity
- Some manuscripts for bread will give him a stone
- or if he asks for Greek Beezeboul or Beelzeboul, he will be given a stone
- and in lines 18 and 19, he will be given a stone.
- A Greek word meaning ″unclean″ or ″unfit to eat.″
- Or anything
- this is also mentioned in verse 32
- or whatever you have
Nature of God in Christianity
- Christians believe in the Trinity – one God who is all-loving and all-powerful, manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – as the source of all truth and goodness. All were there at the beginning of time, and they each play a unique function in the development of the world.
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- The Lord’s Prayer is the most well-known prayer in Christianity, and it is said by people of all religious backgrounds and faiths. Jesus spoke frequently on the necessity of prayer in the development of a personal relationship with God. When his followers asked him how they should pray, he responded by teaching them the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13). Some of God’s qualities are demonstrated in the Lord’s Prayer, for example, as follows: God possesses the ability to give what humans require in order to survive: We ask that you provide us with our daily bread
- God is merciful: please pardon us for our sins.
Blessed be thy name, O our Father who art in the highest heavens.Thy Kingdom come, O Lord.As it is in heaven, Thy will be done on earth, so it is on earth.Please provide us with our daily bread on this day.
And forgive us our transgressions, just as we forgive those who have transgressed against us.And save us from falling prey to temptation, but keep us safe from evil.For ever and ever, the kingdom, the power, and the glory are all yours to have and to hold.Amen.An example of a set prayer is the Lord’s Prayer, which is the most well-known of all.Formal written prayers that are memorized so that they may be said both publicly and privately are known as set prayers.
Additionally, Christians may utilize their own informal prayers, which are more akin to private discussions with God, in addition to predetermined prayers.Informal prayers, like set prayers, can be said in private or in front of others.Question What is it about the Lord’s Prayer that Christians hold in such high regard?
- The reason is because when his disciples approached him about praying to God, he instructed them on how to say this prayer.
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