Luke 11:1 – Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”
This is another of the frequent references to the prayer life of Jesus. The Lord Jesus, as the Son of Man, was ever dependent upon God His Father. The disciples sensed that prayer was a real and vital force in the life of Jesus. As they heard Him pray, it made them want to pray too. And so one of His disciples asked that He would teach them to pray. He did not say, “Teach us how to pray,” but “Teach us to pray.” You are to be a praying follower of Jesus Christ. So, have you prayed today?
Prayer is one of the greatest weapons God has given to you to overcome the forces of evil, to stay in communion with God and to worship Him for His past blessings. Your challenge this week is to PRAY. For what shall I pray, you ask? Pray for your country, pray for your church, pray for your family, pray for your friends and, yes, pray for your enemies. That is a good place to start. I would also ask you to continue to pray for the Missions Team in Mexico. We are in the final days of our trip to San Vicente, Mexico and no doubt we still covet your prayers. We can not wait to come and share all the Lord has done and is doing through us and this journey. Through prayer, you have been an important part of this trip and we thank you for praying for us. God bless you all.