I’ve often considered that if Jesus never prayed, or didn’t pray much, I’d be OK with that. He was, after all, God the Son. If He interacted with the Father by means of some spiritual osmosis, which just happened without actual prayer taking place, who could really argue or challenge the concept?
Still, pray He did, frequently and for long periods. So much so that it made a real impression on His disciples. It also impresses me. And so, I want to join with the disciple mentioned in Luke 11:1, by asking Jesus about prayer.
Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.'” – Luke 11:1 (NKJV)
I need to pray more and pray better – and I sense I’m not alone in this need. What better way to start than by asking Jesus to teach us? If we’re looking for something to pray about, let’s begin by praying about prayer. It seems like just the kind of prayer that the Lord would love to answer.