A God Who Prays

Behold the Man - Lent Sermon 1

Luke 11:2-4; John 17:1-26; Luke 22:39-46 The Second Commandment, Deuteronomy 5:11 says: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” To keep this command demands perfect prayer from us, but who does that? What human being never misuses the holy name of God, but ceaselessly prays, praises, and gives thanks to God in every time of need or blessing? Whose prayers are always sincere? Only one: Jesus. But why should Jesus have to pray? He is God, after all, but he is also man. In the mystery of the Trinity, the Son and Father are equal. The Son does what man should but cannot—that is, He submits and He commits Himself to His Father’s will. And for whom does Jesus pray? His Church. His disciples. You. Therefore, we need to examine Christ’s prayers during this special season of Lent.