Jesus Prayed For You

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 here on GUWG, where all week we’re praying through some of the most inspiring sections of Scripture together.

What was the last thing Jesus did before he headed to the garden to be arrested? He prayed for his disciples — and then, get this: he prayed for you and me.

Wow.

Since Jesus took the time to pray for us, I humbly suggest that we take the time right now to pray through each and every one of His precious words, asking Him to help us live them out in our lives.

Pray the Bible

PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 continues here on GUWG as we pray through some of the most inspiring sections of Scripture together.

So unplug, unwind, un-whatever-it-is-you’re-doing and prepare to spend some quality time with the Lord.

We’ll start today with a pair of prayers from someone the Bible refers to as a “man after God’s own heart” – David:

Praying Hands

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)

We continue our PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 festivities with a little story about the painting to the right …

Two struggling art students, Albrecht Dürer and Franz Knigstein, were having trouble making ends meet. Albrecht came up with a plan: he would work to support Franz’s studies and then when Franz had sold enough art to support both of them, Albrecht would quit working and go back to school. Franz liked the idea but insisted on being the first to work.

The HOW of Prayer

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 here on GUWG. So far, we’ve looked at the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and WHY of prayer. Today, we’ll look at the HOW.

So, how should we pray? First, let’s start with how NOT to pray:

  • Don’t do it for show. Jesus said: “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men.” (Matthew 6:5)
  • Don’t babble. Jesus also said: “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like the pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.” (Matthew 6:7)

So how SHOULD we pray?

The WHERE and WHEN of Prayer

I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. (John Wesley)

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 here on GUWG. Monday, we started with the WHY of prayer. Tuesday, we focused on the WHO. Yesterday, we covered the WHAT. Today, we’ll discuss WHERE and WHEN to pray.

So, WHERE should we pray?

That answer’s simple: everywhere.

The WHAT of Prayer

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 here on GUWG. Monday, we started with the WHY of prayer. Yesterday, we focused on the WHO. Today, we’ll discuss WHAT to pray.

So, what should we pray? Here are some suggestions straight outta the Bible.

The WHO of Prayer

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray. (Samuel Chadwick)

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 here on GUWG. Yesterday, we discussed the WHY of prayer. Today, we’ll focus on the WHO.