|(Three Trees - Maumee Bay State Park)|
In 1977 I began to set aside times and places to pray. I would go alone, to a place of least distraction, and pray. I began to learn how to pray by taking much time to pray.
I discovered what to do when my mind wandered.
I learned much about hearing God.
I understood what intercessory praying is.
I believe that praying, a lot, is a way of following Jesus. Luke 6:12-13 says:
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
When morning came...
Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives...
If Jesus spent so much time praying, who do we think we are if we do not do the same?
Years ago I read through an old devotional book called In His Steps. I discovered that to follow Jesus - to do as Jesus did - was to get down In His Kneeprints.
Praying was Jesus' first order of business. Everyone who follows him gets this right.