Wednesday, June 14, 2006

pray tell: where did Jesus pray?

"At the dinner table"
"Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks and . . ." (John 6:11 TNIV)

". . . he took bread, gave thanks and broke it . . ." (Luke 22:19 TNIV)

"When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them." (Luke 24:30 TNIV)
In places he could be alone and pray by himself
"Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." (Luke 5:16 TNIV)
In "the usual places" he had set aside for prayer
". . . Jesus was praying in a certain place." (Luke 11:1a TNIV)

"Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him." (Luke 22:39 TNIV)
Up on a mountainside, above everyone and everything around him
". . . he went up on a mountainside to pray." (Mark 6:46 TNIV)
Out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded with people and their needs
"And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people." (Matthew 14:19 TNIV)
Question: where do you pray?