Prayer isn’t just an action you do. Prayer is a way that you live.
At His baptism. (Lk 3:21-22)
In the morning before heading to Galilee. (Mk 1:35-36)
After healing people. (Lk 5:16)
All night before choosing His disciples. (Lk 6:12-13)
While speaking to the Jewish leaders. (Mt 11:25-26)
Giving thanks to the Father before feeding 5,000. (Jn 6:11, Mt 14:19, Mk 6:41, Lk 9:16)
Before walking on water. (Mt 14:23, Mk 6:46, Jn 6:15)
While healing a deaf and mute man. (Mk 7:31-37)
Giving thanks to the Father before feeding 4,000. (Mt 15:36)
Before Peter called Jesus “the Christ.” (Lk 9:18)
At the Transfiguration. (Lk 9:28-29)
At the return of the seventy. (Lk 10:21)
Before teaching His disciples the Lord’s Prayer. (Lk 11:1)
Before raising Lazarus from the dead. (Jn 11:41-42)
For little children. (Mt 19:13-15)
Asking the Father to glorify His name. (Jn 12:27-28)
At the Lord’s Supper. (Mt 26:26, Mk 14:22-23, Lk 22:19)
When Satan asked to “sift” Peter. (Lk 22:31-32)
For Himself, His disciples, and all believers before heading to Gethsemane. (Jn 17:1-26)
In Gethsemane before His betrayal. (He prayed 3 separate prayers. Mt 26:36-46, Lk 22:39-46, Mk 14:32-42)
Right after being nailed to the cross, Jesus prayed, “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Lk 23:34)
While dying on the cross, Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mt 27:46, Mk 15:34)
In His dying breath, Jesus prayed, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Lk 23:46)
A blessing on the bread before He ate with others after His resurrection. (Lk 24:30)
Blessing the disciples before His Ascension. (Lk 24:50-53)
Matthew 6:6 MSG“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.”
Intimacy is never accidental!
Philippians 4:6 NLTDon’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
If its on your mind, It’s on God’s heart!
Never stop praying. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT)
Pray continually. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV)
Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV)
1 John 5:14-15This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Philippians 4:6-7Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.