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Jesus prays in the Spirit

Filled with joy at the Disciple’s return, Jesus prayed in the Holy Spirit: Praise You, Father, LORD of heaven and earth! From clever people, You have hidden things You show to those who come to You like little children. Yes! How this pleases You! All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father, for no one but the Father really knows Who I Am, and no one really knows Who You are, Father, except Your Son and everyone to whom I have shown You and to whom I will make You known. Luke 10:21-22 © 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, a poet , writer , and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible , and the church, researched today’s reading from the Gospels in translations on Bible Gateway before prayer-a-phrasing this poem. …

Praying in solitude

After Jesus had dismissed the crowds, He took a walk up the mountain into the hills by Himself to pray. And when evening came, He was still there alone in prayer. ©2013, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s Daily Bible Reading in Matthew 14:23 after searching scripture in a variety of translations provided online by . …

Jesus thanks God and calls us

And Jesus prayed, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, thank You for showing childlike people what You have hidden from those who think themselves wise for this pleases You. Father, You have entrusted all things to Me, and no one knows Me as Your Son except You, My Father, and no one really knows You the Father except Me the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal You. May all who tire of heavy burdens, come to Me, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me because I Am gentle and humble in Spirit, and you will find rest for your souls. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light enough to be borne. © 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrases the Daily Bible Reading from Matthew 11:25-30. ..

Praying with Jesus

Jesus taught us how to pray, saying: When you’re praying, do not use meaningless phrases as others do when they think they’ll be heard because of their many words. Do not act like that for your Father knows what you need before you ask. Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, Holy is Your name. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us for intruding on others as we forgive those who intrude upon us. And do not bring us into times of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For You have the kingdom, and You have the power, and You are the glory forever. Amen. If you forgive people for wronging you, our heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive their wrongs, how can things be right with you and our Father? ©2013, Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrase of today’s Daily Bible Reading in Matthew 6:7-15 Note from Mary : Most church denominations and most Christians kn

Jesus thanks God for what He has

When a great crowd had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, “I’m concerned about this crowd. For three days they’ve stayed with me without anything to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they’ll faint on the way – and some have come a great distance.” The disciples replied, “How can anyone feed so many people, here in this desolate place?” But Jesus (who relied on more than evidence) replied: “How much bread do you have?” “Seven little loaves,” they said. So Jesus ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground, and He took the seven loaves and gave thanks for what they had. Then Jesus broke the bread and gave the food to His disciples to distribute. And they also had a few little fish, which Jesus blessed before His disciples distributed that food too. And it was good. And it was blessed. And the little became more than enough to feed 4,000 with food left to fill seven baskets full. ©2013 Mary Harwell Sayle

Jesus prayed for Himself too

Here on earth, Jesus prayed to God for help. The Only Son prayed with a shout and tears to the Only One Who could save Him from fears of death, and God heard this prayer of trust. Even Jesus, the Son of God knew obedience through misery. And because He obeyed – completely, perfectly – Jesus became our High Priest like Melchizedek, and in this way Christ gave eternal salvation to all who obey. © 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrase poem, Hebrews 5:7-10