Theology of Prayer - Dr. William J. Hurst


In this course it is our desire to take the pattern of the prayer life of Jesus, expanding them with other illustration from the scriptures to show us how to pray effectively. It is to be remembered that His prayer life was not exercise as the Son of God, but as the Son of man. It was the Son of man that prevailed in prayer, thereby seeing the will of God manifested on earth.


Because Jesus is the pattern, both the pattern of the Son of God and the Son of man, using His life to teach prayer is valid and imperative.  You will find that much of His prayer life is hidden, not being shown in the gospels, but scattered throughout the rest of scripture.  Because David was a man after God’s own heart , we often find the heart cry of the Son of man hidden in the prophetic vision of David during the crisis moments. In the book of Ezekiel we find the term often used, Son of Man.  Because of this, we will examine Ezekiel’s Conversation and cries to God.