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The P's of a Healthy Prayerful Life

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The Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
11 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
11 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
11 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
I believe that when Jesus prayed it was a frightning, yet awesome sight of God’s miraculous power. Because no one ever asked Jesus “Teach me how to preach” , “Teach me how to pray” but his disciple Peter. When people know someone that has a skill that amazes you, you would go to that person and ask them to show you or teach you there skill. Like you wouldn’t come to me to teach you about golf I have no clue and don’t care about golf. Instead you would ask me about my skills in preaching or praying.
I believe that Jesus was a man of prayer like no other that has ever existed on this earth. I believe that the disciples were amazed when they would see Jesus pray. Just like when you have a new believer or someone coming to the church and after they hear you pray they say “wow I wish I could pray like you” or “ I want to learn how to pray like you”. Can people say the same about your prayer life? Or do they hear religion? or repotitious talk? or Do they hear a person that spends a lot of time in the presence of God?

Slipping Away With Jesus

a. Jesus often slipped away to pray. ()
Often when we have something that we love, we always find away to slip away to it.
Like a man not helping do chores around the house instead slips away to drink a beer and watch a game, or the wife may slip away to go to the mall.
Isn’t it interesting how we escape to do the things we love. Isn’t it a crime that Jesus labored in prayer on this earth seeking the will of the Father, yet we find every excuse that is known to man for not seeking the will of the Father.
There is a story that I have, were me and Jose would set up Friday night prayer nights and we would make all kinds of announcements and yet people would not show up. But somehow people were complaining about wanting more time of Fellowship and more activities. When our first priority should always be falling on our knees and slipping away to Him and seeking Him in prayer. We should have a desire to go to Him, to be with Him, to escape to Him.
b. Jesus would go into the mountain ( )
Jesus loved to spend time with the Father even as he prepared to make any tough decisions. the Incarnation consists of both divine and human nature. From His human nature, it was perfectly natural for a Jewish believer such as Christ to pray. The nature of the Trinity allows for communication between its members. As God the Son, Jesus could pray to God the Father.
c. Jesus would go into the wilderness ()
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