What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God

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What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God
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Published October 2015

Understanding the true meaning and impact of the words Jesus prayed.


More than any other part of his ministry, Jesus’ prayers inform and engage his intentions for how the gospel would change lives and affect the world. When we take time to review the moments when Jesus prayed with his disciples or went away to pray alone, we engage both a story and a set of lessons. Jesus doesn’t just pray as a means to be with the Father; he uses prayer as an instructional. Discover Jesus’ own hopes and desires when he prayed for us to

Have a relationship with the Father
Be shaped by God’s wisdom and guidance
Be united with one another
Bring glory to God
Have consistency in our spiritual life

What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God refines our understanding of Jesus’ plans for his disciples (both in that first century and for every century to follow). By witnessing even the most intimate moments between the Father and the Son, we can learn something about the big plan God has for our lives.

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About the Author

Shane Stanford

Shane Stanford (MA, Duke University; Doctorate, Asbury Theological Seminary) is Senior Pastor of a 5,000+ member church in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Stanford is the author of numerous books, including The Seven Next Words of Christ, The Cure for the Chronic Life, and The Eight Blessings: Rediscovering the Beatitudes. His memoir, A Positive Life, details his life as an HIV+ and HepC+ hemophiliac, husband, father, and pastor. He is the co-host of the Covenant Bible Study program, now used in over one thousand churches. Dr. Stanford married Dr. Pokey Stanford, and they have three daughters.