The 12 disciples watched Jesus do some amazing things: turn water into wine, heal countless people, walk on water, and make a dead guy get up and walk again – just to name a few. But what evidently stood out to them that they desired to replicate was the way Jesus prayed. Of all the things they could have asked Jesus to teach them, only one thing is recorded: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). Perhaps they sensed Jesus’ connection to the Father was the source of his miracles. Perhaps they themselves had struggled connecting with God.
Do you desire to pray better? The disciples did.
Maybe you can identify with some of these common sentiments regarding prayer:
- Lack of motivation to pray
- Distraction when you pray
- Wondering, does my prayer really make a difference?
At Mercy Hill this Sunday, we begin a new series on prayer called So We Pray. This series is geared toward helping us understand how the brokenness we live in and the God who will restore it ought to compel us to pray.
We want to be a praying people at Mercy Hill. And if you desire to grow in your prayer life, we’d also recommend you read the book A Praying Life by Paul Miller. There will be copies available this Sunday at the Community Group table for $10.