Pray Like Jesus

Lord, teach us to pray.
        —Luke 11:1

Jesus’ life was a ministry of healing, helping, and hope—all immersed in prayer. He laid his heart and his concerns at the feet of the Father.

Model your prayers after his.

His prayers were submissive: “[N]ot as I will, but as you will” (Mt 26:39).

His prayers were charitable: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Lk 23:34).

His prayers were compassionate: “I have prayed for you . . . that your faith may not fail” (Lk 22:32).

His prayers were intercessory: “I am praying for them [his apostles]; “I am also praying for all those who will believe in me because of their teaching (Jn 17:9, 20).

He still is: “[He] is at the right hand of God . . . interceding for us” (Rom 8:34).

Prayer connects you to a Father
who is concerned about your concerns.

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