Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
Luke 11:1 ESV
If you could travel back in time and ask Jesus one question, what would it be?
I love questions like this because they help me prioritize where I have room to grow.
When we look at the disciples—who asked Jesus questions all the time—today’s verse is a powerful question, indeed.
They asked, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
Have you ever wondered how to pray? Here is an excellent place to start: with Jesus!
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Jesus began his famous prayer by saying, “Our Father…”
Prayer is about our loving relationship with our great Father, God himself. It isn’t a wish list or grovel session between us and a distant figure in the sky.Prayer is a two-way conversation. Click To Tweet
In prayer, we should understand that:
- God is a perfect Father who wants to hear from us.
- God is a “Holy Father” who is powerful enough to intervene in our lives.
- God is a willing Father who wants to both deliver and work through us.
- God is our provider and everything we have is from him.
- God transforms us through prayer, renewing our mind and directing our steps.
Spend time in conversation with God today: both talking and listening.