2 Jesus Prayed… Before Making a Major Decision (Luke 6:12-13) Jer. 10:23; Prov. 3:5-6—We are inadequate to guide ourselves, we need God’s guidance.James 1:5—We are told to pray for wisdom.1 Kings 3:7-13—Solomon requested wisdom from the Lord and was richly blessed.
3 Jesus Prayed… In Time of Suffering (Matt. 26:37-39) James 5:13—James tells us that prayer needs to be our first reaction in times of suffering.Is. 40:28-31—The LORD gives strength to those that are weary.1 Sam. 30:1-8; Ps. 18:6—David prayed to the Lord for strength in times of distress.
4 Jesus Prayed… In Time of Temptation (Matt. 4:1-2) Matt. 26:41; Luke 11:4—Jesus taught His disciples to pray for help during temptation.Eph. 6:10-18—We need God’s strength to overcome temptation.1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Pet. 2:9—The Lord is able to deliver us from temptation.
5 Jesus Prayed… When He was Thankful (John 6:11; 11:41) Luke 17:11-19—God expects us to express our thankfulness to Him.1 Thess. 5:17-18—It is God’s will that we should give thanks in all things.Col. 4:2—We are to be vigilant in prayer with thanksgiving.
6 Jesus Prayed…When Others Needed Prayers (Luke 22:31-32; John 17:9-11,20-21)James 5:16—James tells us to pray for one another.Acts 12:5—The Church was in constant prayer for Peter.Phil. 1:3-4; Col. 1:9; 2 Thess. 1:11—Paul was always praying for others.
7 Jesus Prayed… At All Times Mark 1:35—In the morning Matt. 14:23—In the eveningLuke 5:15-16—And every time in between1 Thess. 5:17—We are commanded to pray without ceasing.