“And it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.’” Luke 11:1
It’s no secret Jesus made prayer a priority in His life, but did you know John the Baptist did as well? It appears when the disciples saw Jesus praying, they were reminded of the numerous times they saw John praying, so one of them asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. It was common for religious leaders to teach their followers how to pray. Prayer was and is the one of the greatest ways we can experience the power of God.
What amazes me about Jesus and John making prayer a priority is that even though Jesus is the Son of God and John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit before he was even born, they both still depended on prayer. That begs the question, if prayer was their priority, how much more should we make it our priority
William Temple wrote, “God is perfect love and perfect wisdom. We do not pray in order to change His will, but to bring our wills into harmony with His.” Join us on Wednesday night at 6:30pm at the Portillo’s home as we open Luke 11:1-13 to study “A Parable on Prayer”. Through this parable we will not only learn how to pray, but also how to pray persistently.
Also, if you would like to put prayer to practice, join us tonight at Lance and Cyndi’s home at 7:00pm for a prayer meeting.
God bless you!