The Prayer Life Of Jesus
Luke 3:21 When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and (1) while He prayed, the (2) heaven was opened. 22 And (3) the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a (4) voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”
while He prayed
At the very CENTER of Jesus ministry…..was prayer!
Luke 11 1 Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.”
- For Others (Children– Matthew 19 / Believers- John 17)
- With Others
Luke 9:28 Now it came to pass, … that He took Peter, John, & James and went up on the mountain to pray.
(WORD- Week of Prayer & Fasting coming)
Mark 1:35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; & there He prayed. 36 And Simon & those who were with Him searched for Him.37 When they found Him, they said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” 38 But He said to them,”Let us go in to the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.”
- Morning (Mark 1:35)
- Evening (Matthew 14:23)
- Often (Luke 5:16)
- Big Decisions (Luke 6:12)
- Prayer & Fasting (Matthew 6:16 & 17:21)
- Prayer & Salvation ( Luke 9:18)
- Prayer in times of Trial & Warfare (Matthew 26)
- Seek First Kingdom of God
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Luke 18:1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart
All Church Prayer Retreat- Sweetest weeks of the year!
Luke 3:21 When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and (1) while He prayed, the (2) heaven was opened.
Matthew 6- (our & us – corporate prayer)
Genesis 28:12 Then Jacob dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. (John 1:51)
This is why the Devil works so hard to keep us from praying… Personally. Corporately.
Exodus 17 Moses and the Amalakites
Luke 3:21-22 … (1) while He prayed, the (2) heaven was opened. 22 And the (3) Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him…
There is a CONNECTION between prayer and Spirit!
Luke 11:9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Luke 11:11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Luke 3:21-22 …(1) while He prayed, the (2) heaven was opened. 22 And (3) the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, & a (4) voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”
Here… we learn that Prayer involves BOTH speaking to the Father and listening for the Father to speak to us.
This week Prayer and Fasting ahead of us … As we pray God is going to SPEAK to us!
- Our Prayers & The Prayers of Others
- The Word of God ( It’s why we give such great place to the Word / It’s as we know the Word of God… God can speak us / recognize His voice.) Challenge!
- Peace (Colossians 3:15)
- Wise Counsel (Proverbs 15:22)
- Prophecy, Dreams & Visions (Joel 2:28)
Lord keeps speaking to me.. A Prayer Mountain
Bike ride other week…
Q. Would you own the vision with me?
Luke 11 1 As He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.”
Q. Can PRAYER save you ?
A. Yes & No
Romans 10:13 Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.