PRAYING TO THE LORD

When Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone. John 6:15 (NKJV)

Although Christ’s disciples saw Him work many miracles during their three-year apprenticeship, the Bible records only one instance in which they asked their Master to explain His phenomenal power. “Lord, teach us to pray,” they requested after observing Christ in a concentrated time of communion with the Father (Luke 11:1). They must have grasped that somehow prayer was the invisible source of Jesus’ ministry and their success depended on understanding its secrets.

What followed was a pattern for all believers. At the heart of Christ’s instructions was the pivotal phrase: “Thy kingdom come. / They will be done, / On earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10 NASB). That is the core of genuine prayer, seeking and submitting to the will of God in every circumstance.

Whatever your circumstance is today, let prayer steer you into HIS WILL.

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