It is recorded in the bible that Jesus always prayed to the father. In most cases He had to go up the mountain so as to avoid distractions. Have you ever wondered what Jesus would have been talking about when he prayed to the father?
Prayer in this text has its meaning from the Greek, “proseuchē” which has its root from the Greek word “proseuchomai” which means to make supplications and to worship.
The prayer was never intended to be a time of demanding but for 1. Fellowship which is to worship and to make supplications for others. The man outside of Christ prays with the intention of receiving something from God however, this shouldn’t be so for the one in Christ.
Sadly, many who are in Christ have not dropped their old ways of prayers. How do I know you may ask? I’ll tell you.
The one who prays more passionately when you are in need of a miracle and less passionately when it has nothing to do with their needs but for the needs of others, is still praying like an unbeliever who is not in Christ.
Jesus never made a prayer for himself asking that his needs be met. You may say how about the prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 didn’t Jesus say they should ask the father to give them their daily bread?
True He said that, but to whom?
The disciples were not in Christ at that time and this is because the only way we came into Christ was through the salvation giving to us by Christ dying on the cross. They were not saved and not in Him at that time so, He taught them the prayers for men outside of Christ who were in need; they were in need of Salvation. The saved man is sufficient in Christ. Do you think Jesus made that prayer himself? Would Jesus be asking for his daily bread? Would Jesus be praying that God forgives His sins?
No way! I say again, No way!
When Jesus prayed, He made supplications and He worshipped. And that is how the new creation in Christ ought to pray. Hallelujah
We get dipper into this tomorrow.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your spirit that works in me to will and to do of your good pleasure. I yield completely to your teachings and instructions, as they are perfect for my destiny. Amen.
(Reality Digest was written by Apostle Panebi Wilson – Lead Pastor, Grace Reality Centre.)
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