Minden Press-Herald

Sep 23rd

Prayer - Jesus Life Force

Jesus came to die for our sins providing our only hope for salvation. We must not overlook the fact that He also came to show us how to live in perfect dependence on the Father. Examination of the gospels reveals that prayer was a priority in His life. If our perfect Savior felt the necessity of prayer, how much more should we as sinful beings. "And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed" Mark 1:35. He knew that prayer was a life line more important than sleep. His disciples sensed that fact. "And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray" Luke 11:1. What followed was the recital of the simple but inclusive "Lord's Prayer", a model for every one of us.

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