Re: Verse reading – Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8 (Day Five) Luke 11:1 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”
Of all the questions the disciples could have asked, they chose prayer as the topic of this request. Why not miracles? Why not wisdom? Why not prophesy or the future? The disciples made the connection between the life of Jesus (power, peace, wisdom, hope, and joy) and the discipline of prayer that He faithfully demonstrated. They saw in the Savior, a life they wanted to imitate. They believed that this kind of approach to prayer was both possible and beneficial. Do we?
Richard Foster says, “Prayer catapults us onto the frontier of spiritual life. Of all the Spiritual Disciplines, prayer is the most central because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father.”