Purpose of this Session
Throughout the scriptures we are blessed to have many examples of praying men and women: ones who prevailed with God. Our primary example is Jesus Christ Himself.
During the module we will look at both His teaching, and His example in prayer. The Scriptures make it abundantly clear that Jesus’ prayer life was striking and powerful. The disciples recognised it as the source of His peace and power and asked Him to train them.
It is important to remember also that Jesus laid aside the privileges of divinity, and chose to walk, operate and minister as a man in covenant with God. He did not access anything that has not been opened to us as born-again believers, and a thorough enquiry into His lifestyle of prayer and communion with the Father stands as an example to all of God’s covenant sons and daughters.
Even today, in His heavenly ministry, prayer and intercession is His primary pursuit, a clear indication of the importance and necessity of prayer in the believer’s life.
Take a couple of minutes now as a covenant man or woman to ask the Holy Spirit to train you in prayer, just as Jesus trained His disciples. Today the Holy Spirit is our teacher, and if we will yield to Him He will teach and lead us into fullness in every area of Christian living.