The Last Thing They Saw

Wednesday is for Prayer

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“Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.'”  

(Luke 11:1)

The last thing the disciples saw before they asked one of the questions that changed all of their lives was Jesus praying. We aren’t told where that place was. We aren’t even told who asked the question, just that it was one of the disciples. 

But we are told they asked.

They had seen something. They had noticed something. They had recognized a pattern.  (cf. Lk. 3:21; 5:16; 6:12; 9:16, 18; 28-29; 11:1-5)

“He is always praying.”

And out of that observation came a desire to learn how to pray.


Do the people you are seeking to disciple and influence for the cause of Christ see you pray?  Are they close enough, long enough to recognize the pattern of your dependency upon God?

“True God of true God, begotten not made, Savior of the world, teach us to pray and make us men and women whose conspicuous dependency upon You draws others to seek You. In Your Name and for Your glory I ask this. Amen.”

2 thoughts on “The Last Thing They Saw

  1. My earthly father was always too busy serving God as a missionary to have time for my childish sharings, so to this day, I struggle with prayer, feeling God is too busy doing good for others. He has been kind enough to often answer my prayers and to tolerate my shortcomings. I agree prayer is essential central and crucial.


    1. Breaks my heart brother. I hope you and he have reconciled, but never forget that your Savior always has time for you and will listen to every prayer from a heart seeking him.


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