Third, Jesus prays for those who will believe through the message of that disciples (17:20).
What an amazing gift to believers today to be able to read this prayer and know that Jesus was, and still is, going to God directly and personally on their behalf through the faithful ministry of all His disciples.
There are at least 10 of Jesus’ prayers recorded in the Gospels:
From The Bible Experience’s Complete Audio Bible series, a sample clip of some of Jesus’ prayers, narrated by Blair Underwood as Jesus.
Jesus’ three prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane
(John 17:1u20135, John 17:6u201319) Jesus prays for His disciples.
Jesus’ three prayers on the Cross:
“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” reads Matthew 27:46 – Mark 15:34, and Luke 23:34.
Jesus’ prayer of thanks
“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children,” Matthew says, while John responds, “Yes, for such was your gracious will.”
Jesus’ prayer before the raising of Lazarus (John 11:41-42)
On his way to the Eucharist, Jesus said to the Pope, “I thank you that you have heard me; I knew you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
Jesus’ prayer after entering Jerusalem
Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour.’ No, it was precisely for this reason that I came to this hour; Father, glorify your name! (John 12:27-28).
When Jesus teaches us how to pray – The Lord’s Prayer
Close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen; then your Father will reward you; and do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Matthew 6:9-13: But when you pray, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen; then your Father will reward you; and do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
What do Jesus’ prayer examples teach you about how He prayed? Which prayers do you relate to the most? Leave a comment and let us know what you think about Jesus’ prayers!
Is praying to God the same as praying to Jesus?
In Matthew 6, Jesus taught us to pray to God the Father; most examples of prayer in the Bible are prayers addressed directly to God; we can’t go wrong praying to God the Father.
What did Jesus say about praying to God?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus advised.
How do you pray to God?
Learn to Pray in Four Simple Steps
- Step 1: Address Heavenly Father.
- Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father.
- Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father.
- Step 4: Close in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Praying in a Group.
- Pray Always, With Sincerity, and Faith in Christ.
Do you have to pray to talk to God?
Because prayer is primarily rooted in religion, it can be thought of as a more formal way to communicate with God; however, you can pray in any way that feels comfortable to you.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What does Jesus say about worship?
First, God blesses worshippers (Matthew 5:3-12), Worshippers are salt and light to the world (Matthew 5:13-16), Worshippers must obey God’s commands (Matthew 5:17-20), Anger and worship (5:21-26), Thoughts matter (5:27-30), Promises (Matthew 5:33-37), Always act (Matthew 5:33-37).
Is there a wrong way to pray?
There is no wrong way to pray; people need assurance that what they are doing is correct. Just as children each have their own way of communicating with their parents, we have our own way of communicating with God.
What is the best prayer to God?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
Does God hear every prayer?
While this may appear harsh, it is simply the truth: God does not hear every prayer that is offered to him; rather, God hears the prayers of those who put their faith in him.
Does God answer all prayers?
When the answer is “yes,” God answers our prayers and His response is exactly what we asked for; we are overjoyed. When the answer is “no,” this is not what we hoped for, and we frequently interpret the “no” as God having not answered our prayers; when what we pray for does not match God’s will.
How can I hear God speak to me?
How do you go about practicing listening prayer?
- Bring your request for guidance to God.
- Wait in silence for 10-12 minutes for God to speak to you.
- Write down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
How do I pray to God for a miracle?
Repeat the Catholic “Miracle Prayer” to help you focus: “Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me, and I forgive all others for what they have done against me in Thy Name.”