As we wrap up our 31 Days of prayer, I wanted to share one more thought on prayer with you.
The WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) movement from the past sometimes gets a bad rap as being cheesy, trite, and unrealistic. But, as a man that has experienced first hand God’s forgiveness and healing through Christ, I really do want to do what Jesus would have me do as a Husband, Father, Pastor, and friend. If you’re reading this you most likely feel the same way.
As we walk through the pages of Jesus’ ministry found in the New Testament, we can find countless moments of Jesus modeling for us how to think, live, serve and as we’ve been doing the last 30 days, pray.
Think about that….God praying.
God the son was conversing with God the Father daily.
Here’s just a few snapshots of Jesus’ prayer life:
And early in the morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there. (Mark 1:35)
And immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He Himself was sending the multitude away. And after bidding them farewell, he departed to the mountain to pray. (Mark 6:45-46)
And when day came, He departed to a lonely place; and the multitudes were searching for Him, and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from going away from them. (Luke 4:42)
But He Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. (Luke 5:16)
And it was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. (Luke 6:12)
Jesus wasn’t just going through the motions here modeling how we should be praying. Prayer was his life line and connection with the Father. What’s amazing is that we as Christ followers have an all access pass to this divine life line at all times.
If it was vital for Jesus the son of God to spend time with the father each day, how much more so for us? My prayer is that we’ll seize this momentum we’ve gained in the last 31 days. Let’s take some time to pray that God would draw us to himself each day.
Praying with you and for you.