Prayer Life of Jesus 3

Bless you!

That Jesus loved to heal and help the needy is a point that requires no further documentation. Why then did he spend such an large part of his time in prayer and not helping the needy and healing the sick. We see constantly where He is either praying all night or is disappearing into the mountains to pray and not for just an hour or two. Did he realize that He could instead be helping people. Did He feel bad that He was praying and not healing the sick or raising someone’s loved one from the dead. I doubt it.

He knew where His strength to do these things came from. “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless iis something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.” John 5.19 And so His time in communion with the Father was not time wasted. He was sincere and diligent about His prayer life. Rising early and going to a private place. Praying before major events such as choosing the twelve. He prayed before He would heal someone. He prayed before calvary. He sought His Father to speak to Him and to hear from Him.

When Jesus responds to the accusers after healing the man by the pool of Bethesda He says, “the Father loves the Son.” John 5.20. The word used here for love is ‘philos’ it means to be fond of or be friends with. They were friends. Their relationship was a little more than father son and not just because you have a perfect son and a perfect father. It was due to how Jesus sought to please and serve and know the Father.

How much more so for you and I. I fully acknowledge how arrogant it is for me to think for a minute that I can manage this life fine enough on less prayer than the Son of God Himself needed.

May we all follow Jesus example in this manner and simplify and bless our lives with a more intimate prayer life with our perfect Father.

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