“TEACH US HOW TO PRAY”; TOUCHING HEAVEN AND CHANGING THE EARTH.
“And it came to pass, that as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples”- Luke 11:1
There is a way to touch heaven, there is a way to meeting the need of humanity; there is a way of changing the earth and getting the harvest. This was the only thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them in the whole account of the New Testament. They saw Jesus heal the sick, cast out devils, fed thousands, preached powerful messages. They never asked Jesus to teach them how to preach or walk on water or cast out devils. They had observed Jesus on the mountain praying daily and at times some had the privilege to join him in prayer.
“The secret of a great minister and ministry is a great prayer life”.
The disciples had been privileged to be sent out in Luke chapter 9 with power over diseases and unclean spirits. Also in Luke chapter 10, they were also sent out with power, they came back rejoicing. Demons and disease were subjected to them, they casted out devils, healed the sick. One day they ran into a challenge, someone came with a demon possessed child but they couldn’t cast it out until there master, Jesus came into the scene. Jesus came to their rescue by doing what they couldn’t do. They later asked Him “Why can’t we cast it out”, He said; “this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting”.
The disciples later had the privilege to ask Jesus to teach them something, they said; “teach us how to pray”. They realized that one of the secret to the exploits of Jesus’ ministry on earth was the ability to touch heaven by prayer.
Note in Luke 11:1, the passage says;
“As he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased…..”
They saw Jesus tapping into the resources of heaven in prayer, making contact with God and they concluded; “if you can teach us how to touch the throne of God, we can do what you do”. Jesus was changing the earth by touching heaven. He realized there was a great need on earth and the answer is in heaven.
Prayer is an acknowledgement of a need. If one is not praying that means one does not have a need. The need of humanity on earth is great therefore the requirement of touching heaven is also needed. To be prayer deficient is to be need deficient.
After Thought: have you prayed today? A believer who is not praying is playing. Touch the heaven on your knees and change the earth. No man is greater than his prayer life.
For the love of Mankind, Revival and a Revolution today.
To reach out, restore hope and proclaim liberty.
By a sold out for God- Olawade David B.
READY WRITER MINISTRIES.
Masterpiece Publishing House.