The following references help us understand and appreciate the continuing importance of the Liturgy of the Hours, or at least Morning and Evening Prayer in the life of the Church.

Prayer foundational to the early church

See Acts 1:14; 4:24; 12:5, 12; see Ephesians 5:19-21. See Acts 2:1-15.

Christ at prayer

  1. Luke 3:21-22.
  2. Luke 6:12.
  3. Matthew 14:19; 15:36; Mark 6:41; 8:7; Luke 9:16; John 6:11.
  4. Luke 9:28-29.
  5. Mark 7:34.
  6. John 11:41ff.
  7. Luke 9:18.
  8. Luke 11:1.
  9. Matthew 11:25ff; Luke 10:21ff.
  10. Matthew 19:13.
  11. Luke 22:32.
  12. Mark 1:35; 6:46; Luke 5:16; see Matthew 4:1 and parallels; Matthew 14:23.
  13. Mark 1:35.
  14. Matthew 14:23; Mark 6:46, 48.
  15. Luke 6:12.
  16. Luke 4:16.
  17. Matthew 21:13 and parallels.
  18. Matthew 14:19 and parallels; Matthew 15:36 and parallels.
  19. Matthew 26:26 and parallels.
  20. Luke 24:30
  21. Matthew 26:30 and parallels.
  22. John 12:27ff.
  23. John 17:1-26.
  24. Matthew 26: 36-44 and parallels.
  25. Luke 23:34; Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34.
  26. See Hebrews 7:25. Christ prays for us in heaven!

The Church at prayer

The commandment to pray and how to pray

  1. Matthew 5:44; 7:7; 26:41; Mark 1:33; 14:38; Luke 6:28; 10:2; 11:9; 22:40,46.
  2. John 14:13ff; 15:16; 16:23FF; 26.
  3. Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4.
  4. Luke 18:1.
  5. Luke 18:9-14.
  6. Luke 21:36; Mark 13:33.
  7. Luke 11:5-13; 18:1-8; John 14:13; 16:23.
  8. Matthew 6:5-8; 23:14; Luke 20:47; John 4:23.
  9. Romans 12:12; 1 Corinthians 7:5; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5: 17; 1 Timothy 5:5; 1 Peter 4:7.
  10. Hebrews 13:15.
  11. Romans 8:15,26; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Galatians 4:6; Jude 20.
  12. 2 Corinthians 1:20; Colossians 3:17.
  13. 1 Timothy 4:5; James 5:15ff; 1 John 3:22; 5:14ff.
  14. Ephesians 5:19ff; Hebrews 13:15; Revelations 19:5.
  15. Colossians 3:17; Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:1.
  16. Romans 8:26; Philippians 4:6.
  17. Romans 15:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:25; James 5:14, 16.

Christ's prayer as continued by the Church, and united with the Church

  1. 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 8: 6; 9:15; 12:24.
  2. Romans 5:2; Ephesians 2:18; 3:12.
  3. See Luke 10:21.
  4. See Acts 2:42 (Greek).
  5. See Matthew 6:6.

Church in heaven

Revelation 5:6-14 and many other sections of the Revelation such as Rev 7,11, and 19
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