Jesus Teaching on Prayer

Jesus Teaching on Prayer: This article on Jesus Teaching on Prayer looks at the numerous time Jesus talked about prayers in the four books of the gospels.

During prayers we need to have faith, faith is only built by hearing the word of God. When you go before God you will have a more fulfilling relationship with Him if only you understand what He has directed us.

There is no way specific way to pray, no one is perfect in prayers, only Jesus our high priest understands the perfect way to pray for us. However even in our imperfection we could still have the confidence that when we call upon the name of the Lord He will answer us.

To help you understand what the Jesus taught about prayers below are Bible verses on Jesus teaching of prayers

Jesus Teaching on Prayer

Matthew 6:6

6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (NKJV)


Prayer should not be done for show
This bible verse looks at how we are to pray in secrecy. When we pray in secrecy our God in heaven will reward us openly

Jesus Teachings On Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13

9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (NKJV)


Jesus taught us how to pray, He even gave us a good illustration on how to pray.

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Matthew 7:7

7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (NKJV)


Prayers requires persistence

Matthew 7:8-11

8 For everyone who asks receive, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (NKJV)


Praying expecting answer from the Lord

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Mark 11:25

“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.(NKJV)


Forgive those who have wronged you before prayers

Matthew 14:23

And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone


Always find time to spend time in prayers

Matthew 21:21-22

21 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.
22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”(NKJV)


Let go of doubt during prayers 

Jesus Teaches How to Pray

Luke 18:9-14

9 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortions, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’
13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”(NKJV)


How to pray with humility. Prayers require humility, when a Pharisee and tax collector pray we would expect the Pharisee prayer’s to be answered. But it is in fact the tax collector’s prayers that were heard. In prayers he humbled himself.

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John 16:23-24

23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. (NKJV)


 Pray in Jesus name