Prayer is intended to be personal and intimate. Each person should find his/her quiet place and create an ambiance that helps him/her connect with God, hear from Him, and unload every burden onto His broad shoulders. As Jesus once said, “‘Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Beloved in the Lord,
For the next couple of days, we are going to talk about HOW DID JESUS PRAY?
Today’s focus is on Jesus spoke to His Father in a warm and honoring way!
May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us for today.
SCRIPTURE: “He said to them, When you pray, say:
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come
Give us each day our daily bread. (Luke 11:2 NIV)
First Jesus praised God; then He made His requests.
Praising God first puts us in the right frame of mind to tell Him about our needs. Too often our prayers are more like a shopping list than conversations.
God’s provision is daily, not all at once. We cannot store it up and then cut off communication with Him. And we dare not be self-satisfied. If we are running low on strength, let us ask ourselves, how long have we been away from the source.
Prayer will help us go to Jesus in a personal way. In fact, Jesus demonstrated to His disciples a perfect life.
If prayer used to be a chore for us, we can actually use them as we can the best part of our day. We can get filled, inspired, and energized by the Spirit every day.
Inspired by: Paul Marc Goulet–Jesus.net