Lord, Teach Us to Pray: pt 1, Pray Desperately

by Steve Reynolds  /  Luke 11:1-4  /  July 3, 2016

The gospel of Luke follows Jesus heading to Jerusalem; it starts outside of Jerusalem but constantly heads towards it. We know why it heads towards there: Jesus is heading there to die. In our section today, Jesus has arrived in Jerusalem and is doing ministry. And as he does ministry, he is teaching; in the few weeks we will see Jesus teach on a key theme of Luke: prayer. Today, we begin by noticing that we must pray desperately.