“And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.” (Matthew 14:23a)
Have you ever thought about the fact that Jesus prayed? If you’ve ever come across a Scripture passage like Matthew 14:23, John 17, Luke 23, etc, you probably have wondered why Jesus would pray. But here’s a thought for today – if Jesus (the Son of God, who is perfect and without sin) prayed, how much more important is it that we should pray? We’ve all got sin issues in our life that we need to pray that God would help us to remove. We all know people whose burdens we should be bearing through prayer. There are really too many things for us to pray for, so why aren’t we praying more? Perhaps we are too busy. Or maybe we don’t know how to start. But our command to pray (1 Thessalonians 5:17, Colossians 4:2, Matthew 21:22) isn’t commanded for the professionals or the ones who feel comfortable praying. The command was given to all believers!
Even if it has been awhile since you have prayed, let me encourage you to stop and pray right now. Cry out to the Lord whatever is on your heart and mind. See how He will answer! We also have opportunities at RCF for you to join together with other Christians in prayer. Tuesday morning Prayer Breakfast is a time when we focus on praying for the needs of each other and for our campus. I hope you will join us!