How do you pray? It has become abundantly clear that our prayer is a true reflection of where we are in our walk with God. This past week I had a conversation with my 8 year old son about what’s going on in the world currently. He told me he was concerned and I asked if he had prayed about his worries. He asked if we could pray about it right there in our kitchen, and I suggested that he lead our prayer. His prayer was short and sweet. He started with thanking the Lord for the day He had given us, He prayed that God would intervene in this situation and give us wisdom, and completed with “in Jesus name, Amen”.
He left our prayer having full faith in what Christ would do. How many of us pray with that type of confidence? In Luke Chapter 11, Jesus spends some time teaching His disciples how to pray.
Luke 11:11-13 says “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”.
In this passage, Jesus addresses some of the fears we have when praying. Do we pray as if we know without a shadow of a doubt that God is a good father? Even in rough times we ought to be encouraged to pray because we serve a good Father who listens and cares for us.
Luke 11:9-10 says “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
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