Text: Luke 11: 1. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Prayer is essential in the life of a believer.
Prayer should be a lifestyle activity, not a religious activity.
When we pray, we build a relationship with the Lord.
Prayer should not be treated as an emergency approach.
God wants to hear you pray.
He said in His word, John 16: 24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Now we see that one reason why we don’t receive is that we have failed to ask.
We prefer to complain and cry over little issues rather than taking it to God in prayers.
Prayer grows our faith when the results become visible.
Our Bible text tells us of Jesus’ disciple desiring to learn how to pray.
Are you not surprise that despite the disciples had seen Jesus do great miracles, they never asked for the Lord to teach them on how to wrought miracles, rather they desired to learn how to pray.
The disciples knew that one of the greatest weapons Jesus had was prayer.
A countless number of times, they witnessed the Master withdrew Himself from the crowd and among them, to commune with God in prayers.
Now if Jesus Christ the son of God saw the importance of Prayer, lived by prayer to fulfill His mandate, then we as believers need even much more prayer to access the realm of the impossibility.
As Jesus replied His disciples, He said,
When you pray;
1. You must understand that your prayer is directed to God our Father in Heaven. Pray directly to God in Heaven.
2. Pray in thanksgiving, not for what God has done for you alone but just for His great personality. Thank God for He is God indeed.
Thank God for the life you live.
Thank Him for the good and bad happening.
A prayer of thanksgiving is a sign of reverence and gratefulness.
3. You must build the hunger for God’s will and seek His kingdom.
As a true believer, the Father’s will and Kingdom should always be the uttermost priority as you pray.
At this point, God wants us to submit our will to His will. He wants us to build His Kingdom on earth and not our own.
4. When you pray, pray for your needs.
5. Pray for God’s forgiveness, repent from every unrighteousness, so God would hear your prayers. you also pray for God’s protection as the Holy Spirit would give you utterance.
God wants to take us back to the place of prayer.
We know the Holy Spirit is the greatest teacher that can teach us individually on how to pray and build a prayer life, but we hope our today’s devotional as curled from Luke 11:1-13, would help us in starting a prayer life that would spring to an unquenchable realm of Spiritual Authority.
May God bless you and bring about a revival in your prayer altar.