love to pray (ii)
Here’s another amazing thought from ‘Enjoy your prayer life’: Jesus prays.
I mean, we all know that, don’t we? Jesus is always disappearing off on his own to pray. And he prays for other people. Most famously, perhaps, he prays in the Garden of Gethsemane, when he knows he is about to be arrested, tried and crucified.
But it’s kind of amazing, isn’t it? Why does Jesus need to pray?
Jesus prays for the same reason we do: to express his dependence on God the Father.
It’s not exactly the same as us, because Jesus is equal with the Father, and we are not. But in the eternal relationship between Jesus and the Father, there is communication and trust.
So this is what Mike Reeves says in the book:
Prayer is learning to enjoy what Jesus has always enjoyed.
Enjoy your prayer today!