Lifestyle of Prayer
How do we make prayer a part of our everyday life? We can learn from three things that Jesus did…
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35).
A Certain Time
Jesus got up very early in the morning to spend time with His/Our Heavenly Father, He had a constant communion with the Father. In order for prayer to be effective, we should have the same foundation of fellowship as Jesus did. Make a daily appointment with God and keep it. Intimacy with God that Jesus exemplified is created by a daily rhythm with God. Having a weekly rhythm will not create the intimacy.
A Certain Place
Jesus had a prayer place.
Your prayer place needs to be an undistracted environment where you can pray out loud and perhaps have some worship music playing in the background.
A Certain Plan
Go into your prayer time with a plan. If it changes that’s fine. When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, He gave His disciples a prayer outline. We call it the Lord’s Prayer. This outline along with several other tools are available in this booklet.
Understanding that Jesus had a close connection with the Father, He desired us to abide in the vine too (John 15:1-5).
Jesus was the master of prayer and understood all aspects of prayer that works, as we follow His example we can have an active diligent, vibrant prayer life, by getting to know Him and how He did things
The Father loves you and He wants the same communion or “Common-union” with you that Jesus had. When we remain or abide we will always have hope. He is a God of hope.
He created Humans to fellowship and to communicate with Him and He intended all nations to come to Him (Isaiah 56:6-7)
Everyone can talk to God and prayer is nothing more than turning our hearts toward him and receiving His wonderful love.