When I consider our new series, “Praying Like Jesus”, I immediately feel deficient because Jesus’ prayers were effective. When Jesus prayed people were healed, lives were changed, and families were restored. But my view of prayer is limited if I think it’s only about getting results. Prayer is about relationship.
As you know, it is difficult, if not impossible, to build any meaningful relationship without communication. Communication is not only the exchange of information but is also a means through which we open our inner lives to the ones we trust. If this is true of our earthly relationships then it is definitely true of our relationship with God. In prayer, we open our inner lives to God and invite him into those areas of our heart that has remained closed to even some of our closest friends—those areas of uncertainty, disappointment, pain, and failures. Jesus prayed for miracles and he prayed in times of anxiety and doubt, so should we. God’s desire is to make you whole, but you need to invite him into those areas of brokenness, so today, let’s begin “Praying Like Jesus”.