A BEAUTIFUL PRAYER

LUKE 22:39-46

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Introduction

  1. Prayer is a part of our spiritual armor. Eph. 6:18
  2. Men ought always to pray and not to faint. Luke 18:1
  3. Jesus was constantly praying during his ministry.  At His baptism, choosing his disciples, before facing the cross
  4. Jesus’ prayer was a beautiful prayer.

Discussion

I.  His prayer was passionate.

A. Obvious from its description

  1. “My soul is exceeding sorrowful” Matt. 26:38
  2. He fell on His face praying. Matt. 26:39
  3. Great sweat drops of blood. Luke 22:44

B. Elijah prayed earnestly. James 5:17,18

C. “Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering” James 1:6

C. Avenge me of mine adversary.  Luke 18:1-5

B. Lend me three loaves.  Luke 11:5

A. Let this cup pass.

II.  His prayer was specific.

  1. Lord bless me!
  2. Lord help me!
  3. Lord give me!

D. Vague prayers.

  1. To live with a difficult spouse. “Leave and cleave”
  2. To accept the truth about my spiritual condition

C. Prayer is often about receiving strength to do God’s will not change it.

B. His will is expressed in His word. I Cor. 2:9 –13

A. The will of God is superior to His power.

III.  His prayer was subject to the father's will.

a. Wretched miserable poor blind naked. Rev. 3:17
b. Tell thee words whereby thou shall be saved. Acts 11:14

  1. Prayers can be asked amiss. James 4:3
  2. We must make our prayers beautiful.
  3. Let us use prayer as a means of gaining strength to run the Christian race, not have God change the rules.



Written by:   Thaddeus Bruno

 

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