Jesus prayed, constantly
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
(Matthew 6:7-13 NKJV)
Early in the morning (Mark 1: 35)
In deserted places (Luke 5:15-16)
All night (Luke 6:12-13)
On a mountain (Matthew 14:22-23)
Transfiguration mountain (Luke 9:28-29)
At Lazarus’ tomb (John 11:41-42)
Gethsemane, 3 times (Matthew 26:36-45)
On the cross:
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34; Psalm 22:1)
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. (Luke 23:46; Ps 31:5)
Emmaus (Luke 24:30-31)
Bethany (Luke 24:50-51)
Some kinds of prayer (ACTS)
Confession – concentration
Thanksgiving – praise
Supplication – intercession
Ways we pray
Thinking – meditating, fellowship
Writing – journal, diary
Instruments – guitar, flute, piano
CD/DVD/smartphone – background music & worship (car, home, bedroom)
Relaxed – in bed, shower, cooking, cleaning
Active – walking, riding, cycling, dancing
With others – home, meetings, coffee, church