This sermon on prayer grows out of the observation that Jesus often withdrew to lonely places to pray. Prayer is a vital part of the life of faith. We will be exploring prayer for the next few Sundays. In this lesson, Pastor John reads three back-to-back sections in Luke 18, two parables and an instance when the disciples tried to stop people from bringing children to him. Prayer lessons that can be derived from these three sections are: pray persistently, pray humbly and pray trustingly.