Luke is the gospel of prayer
This statement is often made. Luke does mention on a number of occasions that Jesus and his disciples observed the customary times of prayer. The fact that there are specific times for prayers indicates there may have been a movement toward institutionalization. The ninth hour, mentioned by Luke, may have been an established or prescribed time. The prayers in Daniel 9, Nehemiah 9, Baruch 1:15-3:8 and 4Q504 are connected to specific prayer times, either festivals or daily times of prayer.
In his dedication speech for the newly finished
Two years ago I discussed the penitential prayer but did not derive any good ideas on the origin of Luke’s theology of prayer. I thought I would try again.
Judith Newman introduces Praying by the Book, The Scripturalization of Prayer in