Today’s Reading | Luke 11
Teach Us To Pray
What question did one of Jesus’ disciples ask that resulted in His discussion of prayer? You will find it in verse one. It is interesting to note that the disciple did not ask Jesus to teach them how to pray, but they asked Him to teach them to pray. Jesus’ answer then, was not given to be the prayer they were to use, but given as a motivation which would cause them to pray. The story that followed was also intended to motivate us to pray. The point of Jesus’ story was if a friend were to give bread because of incessant pounding on his door and not because of real concern, how much more can we expect from God who loves us enough to die for us? This story does not illustrate that God responds to us because we keep pounding on His door, or because He grows tired of our asking. It shows that if this kind of man responded out of frustration, how much more will God respond because He is our Father. We ought to be motivated to pray because of the One to whom we pray. We are not going to a neighbor to wake him up. We are talking to our Father who loves us and wants to meet our needs. Keep that in mind when you pray today.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?