Jesus prayed as He faced His passion and on the cross
*Luke 23:34 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing.”[a]
The soldiers threw dice to divide Jesus’ clothes between them.
- Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, … doing” Some early copies of Luke do not have these words.
*Luke 23:46 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
46 Jesus shouted, “Father, I put my life in your hands!”[a] After Jesus said this, he died.
- Luke 23:46 “I put … hands!” Literally, “I put my spirit in your hands.” Quote from Ps. 31:5.
Jesus prayed while in agony, He prayed all the more earnestly
*Luke 22:44 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
44 Jesus was full of pain; he struggled hard in prayer. Sweat dripped from his face like drops of blood falling to the ground.
- He prayed during sad times, like at the tomb of His friend Lazarus.
- He prayed all night before He chose His disciples
*Luke 6:12 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Jesus Chooses His Twelve Apostles12 A few days later, Jesus went out to a mountain to pray. He stayed there all night praying to God.
Jesus made it a priority to pray. “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” or He sent the crowds away and “went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray”
*Luke 5:16 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
16 Jesus often went away to other places to be alone so that he could pray.