We may not always know what to pray, especially during such uncertain and overwhelming times. But, prayer is monumental and has a huge impact on us and our world. Thankfully, Jesus demonstrated what a life of prayer looked like. So, let’s look at Jesus’ prayer life for guidance to lead us in the ways we can pray powerfully. We found this article at Christian Post.
Here are 7 keys to giving your prayer life a boost during quarantine
1. Pray in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
The first time we see Jesus pray in the Bible is directly following his baptism.
2. Get alone with God
Often Jesus would withdraw after preaching to a crowd or healing people to be alone to pray
3. Pray without ceasing
In 1 Thessalonians 5, it says to “pray without ceasing.” Jesus was continually in prayer whether he went off to pray alone, or was with his disciples or in a crowd of people.
The Bible doesn’t tell us how long Jesus prayed, but looking at the account of Luke 6, we read that Jesus spent the whole night praying to God! You don’t have to spend all night, every night praying to God, but our prayer should be fluid, not just the 5 minutes we have here and there.
5. Giving thanks and praise
When Jesus taught the disciples to pray in Matthew 6:9, the first words He spoke were, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name.” We address God intimately and adoringly by praising His name, honoring who He is while remembering His place.
Jesus didn’t have a physical Bible as we do and yet He knew the Father’s will consistently. When we dig into the pages of the Bible and write them on our hearts, I believe God uses that in our quiet times to speak to us.
The last thing Jesus did in his ministry before he ascended was to bless his disciples.