But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)
12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: (Luke 6:12-13)
I am sure that like me you have heard many people ask the question, “What would Jesus do?” Sometimes when people ask the question, they are trying to clarify a grey area. For example, they may be trying to decide what political party to vote for. Sometimes though, when the question is asked it is much clearer what Jesus would do. I think one such area is in the matter of prayer. Is there any doubt that Jesus prayed often?
Please read the passages above and answer the questions below.
- What impression of Jesus are you left with from the passages?
- How does this impression challenge you in your own approach to prayer?