One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
Jesus prayed at every major crisis point in His life. He prayed at the time of His baptism (3:21), and at the time of the choosing of His disciples (6:12). He was often alone praying (5:16; 9:18) and also prayed with others around (9:28–29). He prayed for Simon (22:32), and He prayed in the garden before His betrayal (22:40–44). He even prayed on the cross (23:46). One of Jesus’ disciples were so impressed with Jesus’ life of prayer that we read in verse 1 he asked Jesus to teach them to pray.
It is the same way for us, we should also live a life of prayer. It should not only be at the major crises in our lives, but it should be during the good times too. If you are not sure how to start a prayer life and or want to try something different, check out this short video for a practical way to pray every day for people. Let our lives reflect a life of prayer so that when others look at us, they can ask us to help them to live a life of prayer.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Pray and ask for life and protection for the people of Wuhan, Hubei province, Shanghai and for all of China. Use Psalm 91 as a reference.