2021- more Prayer time

In the bible, we find that, just like you and me, Jesus needed a break from the demands of his busy life to recharge his batteries and spend time with his heavenly Father.

The life of Christ is intended to give us examples we can follow and learn from.  So, even though he was God incarnate, Jesus didn’t draw on his superpowers as the Son of God when it came to facing life’s challenges.

Instead, when exhausted or burdened or in need of spiritual refreshment, he would “slip away” to pray and plug into the power, perception and purpose that can only be found in God’s presence. 

Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God gave us, and looking ahead in 2021, it has never been more important for God’s people to be on their knees. But knowing how to pray is not always easy and Jesus’ disciples felt the same confusion. They were familiar with the oft-repeated prayers of the Torah.  But Jesus prayed with a kind of authority and power they had never seen before, as though God was listening!  

So, when they came to Jesus, they didn’t say, “Teach us another prayer.” They said, “Lord, teach us to pray.”  The Lord’s Prayer was Christ’s response. It is a beautiful prayer and one that every Christian should have in their heart.

paraphrased excerpt from an article by: Marilee Pierce Dunker