The Power of Prayer

Luke 22, 23

By Stuart McCarter, February 05, 2023

You will never know the power of prayer until you pray like Jesus did.

  1. THE GARDEN PRAYER (Luke 22:39-46)

    1. Pray for power to overcome temptation
      1. Encouragement to the Disciples to pray
      2. Jesus prayed to the Father
      3. Jesus prayed for the cup to pass
        1. Jesus prayed for God’s will to be done
        2. What is the cup? (Symbolically, a persons portion of blessing or disaster)
        3. John and James Mark 10:38/Mark 14:35-36/John 19:28
      4. Final Admonition to pray
  2. Prayer for power to forgive and to trust (Luke 23:26-49)

    1. A prayer of forgiveness for others
      1. They are ignorant, everyone involved
      2. Jesus followers followed His example (Acts 7:60)
      3. The prayer is answered by Jesus death, burial, and resurrection.
    2. A prayer of trust
    3. A Jewish evening prayer
    4. Psalm 31:5
    5. Jesus entrusts His soul to His Father
    6. The first and last words in the physical life of Jesus, emphasize the Father (Luke 2:49; 23:46)

What about you?

  1. Pray to overcome temptation.
  2. Pray for the forgiveness for those who sin against you
  3. Pray for the knowledge to trust our Father completely.