Internationally recognized New Testament scholar Pheme Perkins M.A., Ph.D., will present a workshop on “Jesus at Prayer” 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Spiritual Renewal Center, 1342 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse. Cost is $20 or whatever you can afford.  

Christians have recited the Lord’s Prayer as recorded in Matthew since the 1st century but are often surprised by the shorter version in Luke’s gospel. In Luke, seeing Jesus at prayer leads the disciples to ask him to teach them how to pray. This workshop will follow that model. First, we will look at the images of Jesus praying as presented in the Gospels. Then we will consider the teaching on prayer that Jesus offers his disciples. Finally we will suggest ways to follow Jesus’ example in praying today.