The service begins with the reading of Isaiah 1:18 (00:00-00:32) and prayer (00:33-02:44). There was no introduction for the speaker, Dr. Thomas Albert Bland, but he was Associate Professor of Christian Sociology and Ethics at SEBTS. He begins his message by reading Luke 11:1 and emphasizing that we can learn much about prayer from observing the example of Jesus as a man of prayer (02:45-06:29). We can also learn something about the nature of, and motivation for, prayer when we look at Jesus’s record (06:30-12:06). Jesus assumed that one who comes to the Father in prayer is free, but this freedom is a responsible freedom in the provident Heavenly Father (12:07-13:06). We must also learn the content of prayer from Jesus’s sample prayer (13:07-19:24). He ends his time in prayer (19:25-19:44), and the service ends with singing (19:45-21:04).