A Model for Prayer

Praise the Lord! My husband is involved with a ministry in camden and told the leaders they should do a teaching on prayer. Guess what?! This morning he tells me he looked at my sunday school book — in it there is a teaching on prayer! It’s like the Lord answered him 🙂

Not only that but it’s also an answer to some of the deceptive teaching on prayer that is in the church today ==> The Circle Maker and the New Age practice of “Entering God’s presence through silence(emptying you mind) – Contemplative Prayer – Be Still” promoted by Dallas Willard, among others.


So here is the passage – a good passage to base a model of prayer on! So next time you hear of a “new” way to pray or “our prayer ministry is based on this book” why not ask – “why not base prayer on the model Jesus Himself gave us?” I’ll post some more about this tomorrow …

Do you see a structure for prayer in this passage?

Luke 11:1-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Instruction about Prayer

11 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” 2 And He said to them, “When you pray, say:

‘Father, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
‘Give us each day our daily bread.
‘And forgive us our sins,
For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation.’”
5 Then He said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and from inside he answers and says, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. 11 Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? 12 Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”

The Legend of Honi the Circle Maker
Contemplative Prayer from Lighthouse Trails
The Be Still DVD & Contemplative Prayer

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3 Responses to “A Model for Prayer”

  1. Dana Klibert Says:

    Lookin forward to more!!!!!!!!

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    Prayer is not getting our will in heaven, but getting the Father’s will on earth …

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