54. The Disciples' Request

Luke 11:1-4

Our text this morning continues to press us to ask what is “actually important”. We learned last week that sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to His Word is the one thing necessary in life. We commune with the Lord when we read His Word.  Another way to commune with the Lord is to spend time with Him in prayer. Luke is laying a foundation for every Christ-follower.

The disciples watched and followed Jesus and saw how close He was to God.  They desired this as well. In our scripture today they said to Jesus, "Lord, teach us to pray." When they watched His life, they saw a life totally dedicated to God and in communion with God. Is that something you and I desire?  Does our Christian walk reflect a life that is dedicated to and in communion with God?  Perhaps we too need to say, "Lord, teach us to pray."

-Pastor Terry