He woke up at the same hour each day. The route may be unfamiliar this time, having traveled to different places, but the routine remained the same. Outside as the night gently crept out into the break of dawn, he walked alone into the mountainside, he was excited to meet the most important person in his life: His Father.
Prayer was the priority in Jesus’ life. The greatest demonstration of Jesus’ divine power was not when he performed miracles before people but when he dropped on his knees to pray. Alone, with His Father, he knew that though he had limited time to do the things needed to be finished, he understood that communing with His Father was as important as doing His will.
If prayer was so important to Jesus, the Son of God, how much more should it be important to us?
How do we pray like Jesus?
- Pray in solitude. Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
- Pray in faith (Matthew 21:22).
- Pray continually and do not lose heart (Luke 18:1).
- Pray for yourself, that you may be fully submitted to the will of God.
- Pray for others. Jesus’ ministry of intercession is still not finished.
Today, as you pray, remember that your prayer is a pleasing aroma to God (Rev. 5:8). He delights in a heart that seeks Him and for those who seek Him, He promises that He will be found (Jeremiah 29:13). Finding Him is the most rewarding, if not, the ultimate fruit of our prayers.