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Jesus’ way of praying Luke 11:1-13 (page 203-207)

A disciple of Jesus asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Jesus taught them more than words. What did He teach them? 1,2, 3.


  1. Who only can address God as Father?  What must happen ? 1,2,3.
  2. What does the Father not do?  John 5:22 What does the Son do?
  3. How is that possible?
  4. What is the role of the Father?

Hallowed be Your Name.

  1. What is your responsibility?
  2. What does Name mean?
  3. God will never do what regarding His Name?  Examples

Your kingdom come

  1. means what?  Your part?

Give us our daily bread.

  • Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Treat us as we treat others.

  • Forgive & forget.

Let us not enter into temptation.

  • Testing or trial

NOTE: Length of prayer. Specific what is missing?

Words are not sufficient. Without what is it impossible to please God?


"Ex tis humon" = which of you, expecting a definite yes or no.

Question Luke 11 verses 5-7: 'Which of you has a friend who comes to you at midnight and says “friend, lend me 3 loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me & I have nothing to set before him; and the one inside answers "do not bother me for the door is locked & my children are with me in bed & I cannot rise & give you anything."'

  1. All one question? Will he get up or wont he?  Why?
  2. What is he asking for?  Why only that?  How often does he ask?  What does he then do?

Luke 11 Verse 8 'I tell you that though he does not get up & give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of his aneideia he will get up & give him as much as he needs.'

Aidws means shame – the opposite of that is not wanting to be ashamed. Who? Neither the man on the outside nor the man on the inside. Their name or honour is at stake.

Jesus is teaching that words in prayer are insufficient. Unless there is faith, prayer is meaningless.

  1. How will your Father respond?
  2. What did the man on the outside ask for?   What is the role of bread?
  3. What was he given?  Why?

'Keep on Asking and you will be given; seek to find, knock to open...  Everyone who asks receives he who seeks finds, knocks the door will be opened'

'Which of you fathers if your son asks for bread will give a stone, asks for fish will give a snake, asks for egg will give a scorpion?'

  1. Why not?
  2. In the first parable how often did he repeat his prayer?
  3. In the examples were the prayers repeated?
  4. Kept on asking but for ?
  5. What is Jesus teaching about Prayer?
  6. You need to express what ?   Same as talking to God.
  7. You need what to expect an answer?   What not specified?  When, what,  how.
  8. Does Jesus want you to keep on praying ?
  9. Why?
  10. Why does God answer our prayers?  Who is He?  Who are we?
  11. What are bread, fish, egg?

In Luke 15 the character of the father is revealed.

We see what about the Father?  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.  Aspects of his character

Luke 11 The Father only of who?

Anyone else will one day meet who?  John 5:22

What has the Father done according to Matthew 11:25-28  John 5:19-23

What is our part?  How do we approach the Father?

Note how often people trusted Jesus to act before He acted.