Posts Tagged ‘Jesus teaches us to pray’

Luke 11:1-4 Prayer Time With God

Or mine?

And mine?

We join Jesus and His disciples today at the end of His prayer time. Luke tells us that Jesus “was praying in a certain place” (verse 1) and had just finished when one of His disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. Jesus gladly complied with this request. I want to look at the prayer itself today, then go into Jesus’ teaching concerning prayer tomorrow.

I’m curious as to when this event happened in Jesus and His disciples’ relationship. Matthew shares Jesus teaching this prayer to the people in the middle of His Sermon on the Mount. We looked at His teaching in the blog titled “Jesus Teaches Us to Pray.” I’ve linked it for you, in case you wanted to look back.

Back to my question of ‘when’ Jesus shared this lesson. Luke just finished sharing with us about Jesus sending out seventy two ‘missionaries’ to the towns He was planning to visit. Luke also shared with us the success these men encountered when using Jesus’ name. So to me, I would think they MUST have known how to pray before they went out. But was that a different type of prayer they used then compared to what Jesus is teaching them now? Read more »