The Act of Prayer part 2
“Go yea therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and, I am with you always, even into the end of the world. Amen.”
We should always be reminded that prayer is a part of discipleship. Having said this, we will be looking at the perfect case study on issues regarding prayer, “Jesus Christ” (Luke 3: 21, 5: 16). As believers, we ought to learn prayer from the beginning of His ministry up until the end. He never stopped praying. His disciples witnessed this too, Jesus taught them to pray, he didn’t just teach them to pray, He instructed them to pray (Luke 22:31-40).
The disciples saw the act of prayer. There is nothing God does on earth outside of prayer. We need to understand that the main focus of prayer isn’t first of all to settle problems we face, but prayer is first of all an act of fellowship.
No one can say confidently that he/she is following and serving God without prayer because it is like driving a car without an engine. Prayer is a culture, it is our culture as believers, we are a family of prayer (mark 11: 17). The word ‘house’ was derived from the Greek word oikos meaning family, household. (John 2:16) the word merchandise is derived from the Greek word “emporium” which is taken from the word “emporos”, it has to do with people on a journey, going and returning. In John2:16 Jesus wasn’t just attacking the money changers because they exchanged money, but because there were so many activities going on and no prayer. John 2:16, contains the same event as mark 11:17, so the explanation is clearly seen when both books are being compared.
The house of God isn’t a building anymore, the house of God is us, and we are the temple of God. Hence, we are the house of prayer and that means; prayer must go from us every time. We must continually, constantly pray without ceasing.
I devote myself to prayer, I am persistent, and I am intentional, I pray at all times, I pray without seasoning.
Author – Praise