The Business of Prayer
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.' (Jeremiah 33:3)
The disciples were new to following Jesus, they were still trying 'to catch their breath'. Following Jesus was not natural to them. Discipleship was as foreign to them as a Jew worshiping on Sunday.
His disciples were as spiritual infants, newbies to a new and liberating faith. Unshackling their old ways an unnamed apostle approached Jesus and asked:
'Lord teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.' (Luke 11:1b)
Please note, this anonymous follower sought to pray as John taught his followers, not as the Pharisees taught the worship of prayer.
Jesus then taught all those with Him The Lord's Prayer.
Prayer is always meant to be humble, discrete and simple. I wonder if you might also wish to pray each day:
My Lord, give me wisdom and discernment, reveal to me please the deep and hidden things. Fill me daily with your Holy Spirit, and may light alone dwell in me Lord that I become a conduit of your Holy Spirit's power - AMEN
... If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13)
Whatever else you make a business of, make a business of prayer. ~ J. C. Ryle
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Our bodies shall be like Christ's glorious body, not equal to it. ~ Richard Stibbes