Prayer

The true Lord's Prayer in John 17:1-3 has been called the holy of holies of the New Testament. Every believer in Jesus Christ can pray this prayer! This prayer was designed to teach us how to pray.

Studies on Prayer

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Jesus Teaches on Prayer

Why Pray?
Luke 18:1-8
The Nature of Prayer
Luke 18:9-14
How Jesus Prayed
Luke 11:1
The Pattern Prayer
Luke 11:2-4
When Prayer Becomes Personal
Luke 11:3-4
Prayer's Certainties
Luke 11:5-13
Praying Together
Matt 18:18-20
The Holy Spirit and Prayer
Jn 14:12-17
The True Lord's Prayer
Jn 17:1-3
Prayer's Possibilities Today
Jn 17:4-8
Christ Prays for You
Jn 17:9-19
The Prayer for Unity
Jn 17:20-26

Old Testament Prayer

The Beginning of Prayer
Gen 3:8-13
Prayer's Anchor
Gen 18:22-33
Prayer's Essentials
Gen 32:9-32
Prayer's Possibilities
Num 11:4-34
Prayer's Practicality
1 Chron 4:9-10
Prayer's Fruitfulness
1 Sam 1:1 - 2:11
Prayer's Frontiers
2 Chron 6:12-40
Prayer's Humility
Dan 9:1-23
Prayer's Relationships Jb 42:5-10
Prayer's Resources
2 Chron 14:2 - 16:12
Prayer's Delays
Hab 1:1 - 3:19

What is commonly known as The Lord's Prayer begins as a call to Our Father who art in heaven. But this is not actually the Lord's prayer at all — it is the disciples' prayer, the prayer the Lord taught each of us to pray. The true Lord's Prayer is found in John 17. It has been called the holy of holies of the New Testament, for in the shadow of the cross our Lord gathered his disciples in the Upper Room, and in their presence prayed for them before his Father in heaven.

Jesus deliberately prayed this prayer aloud in the presence of his disciples because he wanted them to hear it – and us as well! The basic relationships that Jesus expresses in his prayer between himself and His Father are also the relationships that obtain between Jesus and us. There is a very real sense in which every believer in Jesus Christ can pray this prayer! This prayer was designed to teach us how to pray.

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