"One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”(Luke 11:1)
The disciples perceived the heart of Jesus and the importance that He placed on prayer. They then asked Him a very important question. "Lord, teach us to pray?" They had seen the signs, miracles, and other manifestations that Jesus executed for the Father. One can wonder if they wanted the same power for selfless or selfish reasons. If it were for the negative, Jesus would have exposed it. Instead, Jesus followed up with an answer to the request.
There is probably lots of revelation that be gained from the passage in Luke 11. One being that God wants His people to pray to Him and have the expectation to receive answers. A study was done at a prayer conference, and it was reported that several in attendance only prayed 5 minutes give or take a day. Such little praying could only indicate very little in answered prayer. Let us as God's people of faith like Jesus' example be found praying by those that we lead. We should teach others to pray.
Challenge: Take the initiative to plan the time(s) and places that you will pray each day. Pray specifically and be aware of God's answers. Give Him praise! Amen.
In His Service,
Seeds of Harvest Biblical Coaching