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Prayer was the essence of Jesus Christ’s relationship with the Father. He prayed for himself and his mission, and he continues to pray for all believers.
Jesus Christ’s practice of prayer
He prayed regularly Lk 5:16 Luke records more instances of Jesus Christ praying than any other Gospel writer.
Prayer at specific times in Jesus Christ’s lifeBefore his death: Mt 26:36-46 pp Mk 14:32-41 pp Lk 22:39-46; Jn 17:1-26 On the cross: Mt 27:46 pp Mk 15:34; Lk 23:34,46; Lk 3:21-22 at his baptism; Lk 6:12-13 before choosing the apostles; Lk 9:28-29 before his transfiguration
Characteristics of Jesus Christ’s prayers
Giving praise and thanks to his Father Mt 11:25-26 pp Lk 10:21 See also Mt 14:19 pp Mk 6:41 pp Lk 9:16 pp Jn 6:11; Mt 15:36 pp Mk 8:6-7; Mt 26:26-27 pp Mk 14:22-23 pp Lk 22:17-19 pp 1Co 11:24 the Lord’s Supper; Lk 24:30; Jn 11:41-42
The scope of Jesus Christ’s prayers
Mt 19:13-15 pp Mk 10:13-16 pp Lk 18:15-17 for children For his disciples: Lk 22:31-32; Jn 14:16; Jn 17:6-19
Lk 23:34 for his persecutors For himself: Jn 12:27-28; Jn 17:1-5
Jn 17:20-26 for all believers
Jesus Christ’s continuing ministry of prayer
Jesus Christ’s teaching about prayer
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