KEY SCRIPTURE: March 1:35 KJV “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”
Prayer was a unique lifestyle of the master. He was so used to praying that His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. (Luke 11:1). Why didn’t His disciples asked Him to teach them to Preach and teach as He did.? It was all because they saw that prayer was like breath to Him. On many occasions after a hard day’s work He still had to go and pray, when His disciples had left him. Matthew 14:23 KJV “And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone”.
The Lord did not approach prayer only as a means of getting things from the father, so that he only prayed when He needed something, No. To Him, His very existence depended on it. It was a means of fellowshipping with the father. Fellowship is more than just being together. It is from the Greek word ‘koinonia’ and has the following synonyms: partnership, participation, intercourse, benefaction, communication, communion, distribution. Prayer as fellowship brought him into oneness and participation with the Father.
Please, remember that, the Lord Jesus was not walking on this earth in His capacity as God (Philippians 2:5&6). He had to depend on the Holy Spirit to Know that which the Father had for Him. Prayer gave Him the privilege and the access to walk in step with the will of the father. His exceptional success in life was due to His ardent commitment to prayer.
HE said in Luke 18:1 that “… Men ought always to pray and not to faint” Dear child of God, we have also been called into a similar ministry. We must learn from His example and devote ourselves to fellowship with the Spirit. There is a scriptural quotation most Christians recite at the close of many of their meetings. 2 Corinth 13:14 KJV” The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen”. This verse is not just a closing statement to our meetings but a reminder of our continual fellowship with the Spirit, of prayer is one of the means to maintain it
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the awareness to enter into my prayer life as a fellowship with you. I set my heart on you, taking away from my life everything that would only rob me of my pleasure’s moments with you. I pray that as I devote more time to you, my life would get more colorful to your glory, in Jesus name.
1Thessalonians 5:17 KJV Pray without ceasing.
Romans 12:12 KJV” Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
Ephesians 6:18 KJV” Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”;