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Prayer: Articles and Bible Studies

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Zurbaran, St. Francis in Meditation and Prayer
Francisco De Zurbarán (1598-1664), St. Francis in Meditation (1635-39), Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, 162 x 137 cm. Larger image.
Over the years I've written a number of articles and Bible studies on prayer. I still feel like I have a long way to grow in prayer, but the growth I sense is partly a never-ending hunger and quest for God that all disciples feel to one degree or another. As we learn to pray better, we are enabled to draw closer to the God we love.

Great Prayers of the Bible

  1. The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15)
  2. Moses' Prayer for Israel in the Wilderness (Exodus 32:9-14)
  3. Abraham's Prayer for Sodom (Genesis 18:16-33)
  4. David's Prayer for Pardon and Confession of Sin (Psalm 51)
  5. David's Psalm of Praise at the End of Life (1 Chronicles 29:9-20)
  6. Hezekiah's Petitions for Deliverance and Healing (2 Kings 19:14-19; 20:1-7)
  7. David's Psalm of Surrender (Psalm 139)
  8. Daniel's Confession on Behalf of His People (Daniel 9:1-19)
  9. Nehemiah's Prayer for Success (Nehemiah 1:1-2:9)
  10. Jesus' Prayer of Submission at Gethsamene (Luke 22:39-46) 
  11. Paul's Prayers for the Ephesian Believers (Ephesians 1:15-20; 3:14-21)

JesusWalk: Disciple Lessons from Luke's Gospel

48. The Lord's Prayer (11:1-4)
49. Ask, Seek, Knock in Your Praying (Luke 11:5-13)
77. The Widow and the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8)
99. The Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-46)

Manifesto: Sermon on the Mount

9a. Prayer and Fasting (Matthew 6:5-8, 16-18)
9b. The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15), similar to Great Prayers of the Bible series
13. Asking in Faith (Matthew 7:7-12)

Prayers Attributed to St. Patrick

Celtic Prayers

Other Ancient Prayers and Hymns

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