[A quote from a book we’re reading as a staff throughout January]
“Jesus knows what prayer is. It is Jesus, praying Himself, who
teaches to pray. He knows what prayer is. He learned it amid the
trials and tears of His earthly life. In heaven it is still His beloved
work: His life there is prayer. Nothing delights Him more than to
find those whom He can take with Him into the Father’s presence,
whom He can clothe with power to pray down God’s blessing on
those around them, whom He can train to be His fellow-workers
in the intercession by which the kingdom is to be revealed on earth.
He knows how to teach.”
Andrew Murray, School of Prayer
I forget this. Often. Jesus prayed His entire life here on Earth
and He’s been praying from the beginningin heaven.
And even better-He LOVES it!
-why don’t I ask Him to teach me when “I don’t know how to pray”?
-why would I not want to pray down His blessings on those around me, continuously?
Jesus, teach me to pray!