There is diversity in the way we pray. That’s because all of us are raised differently. Our upbringing shapes our prayer style. For example, some religions focus on posture while others on chanting. When we accept Jesus in our lives, we bring with us our old perception and mannerisms of speaking with God. We can’t say that any one of those styles is right. What would then be the ideal way of praying to God? Let’s follow the teachings of Jesus. Let’s cancel out our backgrounds and develop a culture of prayer life based on the Holy Bible.
Luke 11:1 – 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.”
What can we learn from Jesus’ prayer life?
1. He had a ‘certain’ place and time for prayer – that’s value and discipline for prayer.
2. Jesus started praying and He finished praying which means He did it with some sense of order and dignity.
3. Notice that Jesus’ disciples came to Him after He ‘ceased’ praying. Why? Because they knew that they could disturb Him when He was multiplying bread, when He was tired and resting or even wake Him to calm a storm. But they knew that they couldn’t disturb Him when He was praying.
Have we communicated to others what we value spiritually? If we haven’t, it means we haven’t effectively followed the lifestyle of Jesus.
Heavenly Father, thank You for showing us the right way of praying. We want our life to be taught individually from You because our life cannot be compared with another. You have a plan for our life. In Jesus’ name… Amen!