27 instances where Jesus is praying:
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)
Try this, pick one of these instances (you could do one a day for 27 days) and read about them in your Bible. Then - feel free to do it here if you wish - try to answer these 3 questions based on what you read:
- What is Jesus praying for here?
- From His prayer, what does Jesus know about God the Father?
- How could a greater awareness of this characteristic of God affect my life?
I did the first one and posted my answers - It'd be cool to see some of you post your answers to the others. We could fill out this list between the group of us! We could learn together.