The Lord Jesus Prays

34 Passages Where Jesus Prays

Brian Kuehmichel
9/4/2012, updated 11/2/2013

34 Passages Where Jesus Prays
—Given in order of occurrence—
For additional comparisons between the Gospel accounts New Testament Parables will be helpful.
Luke 3:21-22
(Mark 1:9-11)
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven.
Baptism of Jesus by John in Jordan [Mark 1:5]
Mark 1:35
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
[After healing Simon's mother-in-law and others by Capernaum in Galilee.(Mark 1:21, 29)]
Luke 5:16
Great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities and he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
City by the lake of Gennesaret after leper was healed.(Luke 5:1, 17)
Luke 6:12
And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles
After healing a man whose right hand was withered, Jesus chose twelve disciples, whom also he named apostles. (Location unknown. [After Mark 2:1, 13; 3:7-9, 14; 4:1, 35; Luke 4:1, 14, 16, 31] Mark 5:1)
[Luke 6:28]
[Jesus taught about prayer.]
Probably part of the Plain of Jezreel, (Luke 6:17; Mark 5:1 & 21; 6:1)
Matthew 11:25-26
(not same as: Luke 10:17-22)
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Teaching in area of Bethsaida, probably from south-west side.
Mark 6:41
(Matthew 14:13-21; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:11)
And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
Late in the day before he directed the disciples to get into the ship, and to go unto Bethsaida. (crossing Sea of Galilee northward) probably from south-west side.
Matthew 14:22-33
(Mark 6:46-48; John 6:15-18)
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
Directed disciples to get into the ship, and to go unto Bethsaida. (crossing Sea of Galilee northward) probably from south-west side.
Matthew 15:36
(Mark 8:6)
And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
Near the sea of Galilee; up into a mountain, probably near Tiberias on south-west side.
Luke 9:18
(Matthew 16:13-20)
And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
A desert place belonging to the city Bethsaida. (Luke 9:10) or farther north by Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13)
Luke 9:28-29
(Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; 1 Peter 1:17-18)
And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. - For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Mount of transfiguration in Galilee area [or Mt. Ebal] before going to villages of the Samaritans on last journey to Jerusalem. (Luke 9:51-52)
[Luke 10:2]
[Jesus asked disciples to pray for labourers into his harvest]
The Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two. (near to Chorazin, Bethsaida & Capernaum Luke 10:1, 13, 15)
Luke 10:17-22
(Mark 9:29-33; [similar to Matthew 11:25-26])
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
On last journey to Jerusalem (Luke 9:51) going from Galilee to Bethany. (Luke 10:38)
Luke 11:1-4
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Journey from Galilee before entrance into Jericho and Jerusalem. (Luke 17:11; 18:31; 19:1; Mark 10:32-33)
*** Final journey to Jerusalem and His Crucifixition ~ Luke 17:11 ***
[Luke 18:1-14]
[Jesus taught about prayer through 2 parables (Luke 18:2-5; 18:10-13)]
Journey from Galilee (to Capernaum Mark 9:33; the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan 10:1) before last entrance into Jericho (Mark 10:46), Bethany and approaching Jerusalem (Mark 11:1) [Luke 18:31; 19:1, 30]
Matthew 19:13-14
(Mark 10:13-14; Luke 18:15-16)
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
(Jesus) departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond (below) Jordan (east of Dead Sea). (Luke 19:11)
John 11:38-42
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead [Lazarus] was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
At Bethany while coming from Judea approaching Jerusalem. (John 11:1, 7)
[Mark 11:17-25; 13:33]
[Jesus taught about prayer]
After entrance into Jerusalem on a colt of an ass, at the Temple. (Luke 19:30-38)
John 12:27-30
(Luke 21:27)
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
In Jerusalem. (John 12:12-22)
[Luke 21:36]
[Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.]
He taught the people in the temple, and spoke about its coming destruction. (Luke 21)
Mark 14:22-26
(Matthew 26:26-27; Luke 22:17-20)
And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
Last Passover meal with disciples in Jerusalem. (John 12:12-22; ch 13&14)
Luke 22:31-34
(John 13:36-38)
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Last Passover meal with disciples in Jerusalem. (John 12:12-22; ch 13&14)
John 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.
Last Passover meal with disciples in Jerusalem. (John 12:12-22; ch 13&14)
John 17:1-26
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee.
Last Passover meal with disciples in Jerusalem. (John 12:12-22; ch 13&14)
Matthew 26:36-41
(Mark 14:26, 32-38; Luke 22:39-46; John 18:1)
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
Garden of Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:36)
[Luke 22:39-40]
[And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.]
Garden of Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:36)
Luke 22:41-46
(Mark 14:32-38)
And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
Garden of Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:36)
Matthew 26:42-43
(Mark 14:39-40)
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
Garden of Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:36)
Matthew 26:44-45
(Mark 14:41)
And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Garden of Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:36)
[Matthew 26:53]
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
Garden of Gethsemane after Peter struck off servants ear. (Matthew 26:36)
Luke 23:34
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Golgotha, upon the cross
Matthew 27:46
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Golgotha, upon the cross
Luke 23:46
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
Golgotha, upon the cross
Luke 24:30
And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
By Emmaus (Luke 24:13-33)
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