30 Day Prayer Dare

Journey through the Gospel of Luke: 30-days of meditations on the life of Jesus

There is no one correct way to pray. But, when developing a habit of prayer, it is helpful to have a method to fall back on. Below is a reading plan that provides a tour through the Gospel of Luke. The stories of the Gospels can provide a great springboard for our prayer. In it, you will follow the narrative of the Gospel tracing the life of Jesus from his birth to his death and resurrection.

Read through one meditation each day using the method of Preparation, Consideration, Conversation, Conclusion outlined in the FOCUSequip article, “How do I pray?” Most practices take around a month to become a habit. You are sure to encounter difficulties along the way. If so, check out our list of common questions about prayer.

Part 1—Jesus’ Early Life

Luke 1:26-35
Luke 1:36-45
Luke 1:46-56
Luke 2:1-20
Luke 3:15-23
Luke 4:1-15
Luke 5:1-11 

Part 2—Jesus’ Ministry

Luke 6:12-26
Luke 6:27-38
Luke 6:43-49
Luke 7:36-50
Luke 8:4-15
Luke 8:22-25
Luke 9:18-27

Part 3—Jesus on the Road to Jerusalem

Luke 9:51-62
Luke 10:38-42
Luke 11:1-13
Luke 11:37-44
Luke 12:22-31
Luke 15:1-2; 11-26
Luke 18:1-8

Part 4—Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Luke 22:14-23
Luke 22:39-46
Luke 22:54-62
Luke 23:13-25
Luke 23:32-43
Luke 23:44-56
Luke 24:1-12

Part 5—Resurrection

Luke 24:13-35
Luke 24:36-53