Teach Us to Pray
07.09.09 | | Comments
I love this quote by A.B. Simpson. He says “There is no wonder more supernatural and divine in the life of a believer than the mystery and the ministry of prayer….. The hand of the child touching the arm of the Father and moving the wheel of the universe.”
"Teach us to pray" is what the disciples asked of Jesus. Not teach us to preach. Not teach us to praise. Not teach us to evangelize. They said, "Teach us to pray."
This seemed to be their most urgent need? Perhaps they understood the true power of prayer. They witnessed first-hand the miracles of Jesus. They saw the connection between communion with the Father and the unleashing of heaven's power on earth.
Have you seen the wheel of the universe move lately? Is it moving in the body of Christ today? I've seen hundreds of people attend a Christian concert. They show up to connect with a group of musicians. But hold a prayer meeting and how many show up to connect with the King of Kings?
I think we need to go back to the basics. Let's ask the question the disciples asked and then let's follow Nike's advice and "Just Do It!" What do you think?