Listening In As Jesus Prays
-by Dave Arch-

"If you want to get to know someone intimately,
eavesdrop on their prayers."




Fortunately, the Bible allows us to do just that with the prayers of Jesus, and
this study will give you an opportunity to get to know Him better.


The 27 Recorded Prayers Of Jesus


1. Praying prior to Bethlehem (Hebrews 10:5,7)

2. Praying at His baptism (Luke 3:21,22)

3. Praying before His first preaching tour of Galilee (Mark 1:35-39)

4. Praying after the healing of a leper (Luke 5:12-16)

5. Praying before choosing the twelve disciples (Luke 6:12,13)

6. Praying after being rejected by certain cities in Galilee (Matthew 11:25)

7. Praying prior to the feeding of 5000 people (John 6:11)

8. Praying after feeding 5000 people (Matthew 14:22,23)

9. Praying as He healed a deaf man (Mark 7:32-37)

10. Praying prior to feeding 4000 people (Mark 8:6)

11. Praying before Peter's great confession (Luke 9:18; Matthew 16:14-17)

12. Praying during His transfiguration (Luke 9:28-35)

13. Praying after hearing the report of the seventy (Luke 10:17-19, 20, 21)

14. Praying before teaching the Lord's Prayer (Luke 11:1; Matthew 6:9-13)

15. Praying at the grave site of Lazarus (John 11:41, 42)

16. Praying over little children (Mark 10:13-16)

17. Praying in the temple on Palm Sunday (John 12:20-28)

18. Praying over Jerusalem (Matthew 23:37-39; Luke 19:41-44)

19. Praying in the upper room prior to His death (Matthew 26:26-28)

20. Praying for Peter (Luke 22:31-34)

21. Praying His great High Priestly Prayer (John 17)

22. Praying in Gethsemane prior to His death (Mark 14:32-42; Matthew 26:39-46)

23. Praying on the cross (Luke 23:34; Matthew 27:46; John 19:30; Luke 23:46)

24. Praying at His resurrection (Hebrews 2:12,13; John 20:17)

25. Praying at Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)

26. Praying at the Ascension (Luke 24:50-53)

27. Praying today for the believer (Romans 8:34; I John 2:1; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24)


Select one of the above passages that sounds interesting to you.

After reading the verses, use the following questions to help
bring focus to what God might want to teach you from that passage.

a. What is Jesus praying for in the verses you just read ? __________________________

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b. From His prayer, what obviously does He know about God? ____________________

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c. How would a greater awareness of this characteristic(s) of God affect your actions, feelings,
and attitudes?

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d. Thank God for what He has revealed of Himself to you. Ask yourself: "What need do I have that a God like this can meet?" Then ask Him to meet them for you.


If you're uncertain where to start, here are some verses to get you going:

Matthew 11:25,26
Matthew 26:26-28
Matthew 27:46
Mark 7:32-37
Mark 14:32-36
Luke 10:17-19, 20, 21
Luke 23:34
Luke 23:46
John 6:11
John 11:41,42
John 12:20-28
John 17:17
John 17:15
Hebrews 10:5-7


Copyright 2000. Dave Arch. All rights reserved.