Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Praying Like Jesus

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished,
one of his disciples said to him,
“Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”
He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name,
your Kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread
and forgive us our sins
for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,
and do not subject us to the final test.”

Imagine being taught to pray by Jesus himself. Perhaps it was early one morning, a disciple sneaks away and comes upon the Lord off on his own. Perhaps intrigued once again by Jesus' relationship with his Abba, this disciple wants what Jesus enjoys. His request is one which we want to utter all day long- "Lord, teach us to pray. How can we even begin to pray if you do not pray within us."

Photograph by Brother Anthony Khan.