Bible reading: Luke 11: 1-13
I find it instructive that Jesus was a man of prayer. I mean, He was God in the flesh and still He prayed. He really didn’t have to, yet we find that he was constantly in communication with The Father. So if Jesus prayed, why won’t we?
Let’s double back to the beginning. In Genesis chapter 3, God would come in the cool of the evening to fellowship with Adam and Eve. They didn’t have all the socioeconomic pressures of today, but they longed to fellowship with God. Obviously, prayer was not about getting needs known to God or getting solutions to problems. It was about relationship with God!
Prayer is not a destination as much as it is a journey in itself
Prayer is communion.
How our Father God longs to hear all about the smallest detail of our lives!
Jesus lived a life of prayer. In times of confusion, betrayals and even intense trials. If in peacetime, we come to learn to be in fellowship with God, fellowshipping in wartime would be so easy. This is for every Christian, not a privilege reserved only for ‘prayer warriors’, this is the core of our faith.
While my siblings and I were growing up, my dad would always say to us, ‘If you ever need anything, make sure you ask me. I’m going to have one of three answers- yes, wait or no; you don’t know what it could be, so always ask’. I suspect that if my imperfect earthly father maintains this disposition until today, I should understand that I am so greatly privileged because of my relationship with the king of kings.
It is beyond comforting that we can boldly approach God in prayer and almost incredible that He longs to have this relationship us. Indeed, what a friend we have in Jesus
Prayer Team Lead