of Jesus, but they are not recorded. As someone pointed out, "It wasn't his longest everbecause in Luke 6:12 we are told that Jesus prayed all night before he chose his apostles,and there were probably other times when he prayed at length." Only two other prayers of Jesus are recorded by John, and they are:At the tomb of his friend, Lazareth, Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you thatyou have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of thepeople standing here, that they may believe that you sent me" (John 11:41-42).Jesus was making his triumphal entry into Jerusalem when he prayed, "ow my heart istroubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour
? o, it was for this veryreason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name" (John 12:27-28).2. The Gospel of Matthew only has this one prayer of Jesus: "On the cross, we hear thefirst of three prayers: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46).This cry reflects the desperation Jesus experienced when bearing the sins of the world."3. Dr. Luke gives us the most with his four:In Jesus
thanksgiving to the Father, he said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven andearth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed themto little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure. All things have beencommitted to me by my Father. o one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no oneknows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him"(Luke 10:21-22
).On the Mount of Olives, Jesus said, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yetnot my will, but yours be done" (Luke 22:42).Jesus prayed for those who had crucified him: "Father, forgive them, for they do not knowwhat they are doing" (Luke 23:34).His final prayer was expressed in a loud voice: "Father, into your hands I commit myspirit" (Luke 23:46).4. The scarcity of prayers of Jesus makes this long prayer all the more special, for there isnothing like it in all the Bible. It is truly the Lord's Prayer, for it was his personally, andwhat is called the Lord's Prayer is really the Disciples Prayer, for it is meant for us, and allbelievers, and not as a personal prayer of Jesus. We can all pray the Lord's prayer, butnobody but Jesus can pray this prayer, for nobody but Jesus could make the requests thathe makes. It is the most exclusive prayer in the Bible, and is the only prayer that can beprayed by nobody else but the eternal Son of God, and now having taken on a humannature. Since nobody else in history qualifies, this makes it absolutely the Lord's Prayer.Pink wrote, "In this wonderful prayer there is a solemnity and elevation of thought, acondensed power of expression, and a comprehensiveness of meaning, which have affectedthe minds and drawn out the hearts of the most devoted of God’s children to a degree thatfew portions of Scripture have done."