Jesus is praying, but are we praying with Him?
We may pray because Jesus told us to pray, or because He modeled prayer. Maybe we pray when situations are desperate. Prayer is the right thing to do, but there is so much more to this mysterious conversation, this divine opportunity.
Scripture tells us that Jesus lives to make intercession; He lives to pray! If you listen closely, you’ll hear what He is praying for: the burdens of your heart, the needs of your life—the Savior is praying for you.
Jesus made a vulnerable request at the darkest hour of His life, asking His friends to pray with Him. But instead of praying, they fell asleep. Prayer is primarily relational. Jesus talks to God on our behalf, but is He praying alone? What would it mean if we joined Jesus in prayer.
Praying with Jesus will RESET your prayer life.
“Genuine prayer is not a religious ritual for Christians to practice a few times each day. Prayer is a relationship God has with His children in which we talk with our heavenly Father. Prayer is a time for us to enter the presence of the Creator and Ruler of the universe to understand what is on His mind and heart. This Praying With Jesus resource is intended to serve the National Prayer Accord in a rhythm of prayer for spiritual awakening.”
Claude King, Discipleship Specialist, Lifeway Publishing, Nashville, TN
“God is calling us to pray with persistence toward His purposes being fulfilled in our communities in our generation. It is no longer sufficient to pray transactional prayers with a focus on emergencies and momentary needs. Narcissistic prayer is boring. God is inviting us to join Him in cosmic purposes that have an eternal impact.”
P. Douglas Small, National Prayer Coordinator, Church of God