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If you want to walk as Jesus did, start imitating Jesus’s patterns of prayer

Just Jesus and Me
We Pray Alike – Part 1

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:9-15

Key Verse: Mark 1:35
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

If we walk with Jesus, it will not be long before we notice His prayer habits. If we want to walk as Jesus did, we will start imitating Jesus’s patterns when it comes to prayer.

The first thing obvious in today’s Key Verse is that Jesus prayed. Why did the Son of the living God pray? Without getting into the theological issues, let’s just learn how important prayer is for us, because Jesus Himself prayed! In Luke 18:1, we read this about Jesus:

Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

Jesus goes on to tell a parable, but it is not necessary to read further to understand our need to pray. We must pray and never give up!

The second thing to notice in today’s Key Verse is that Jesus started His day with prayer.

I do not need to make this a rule, but I like looking like Jesus, so I start my days praying. I get up early enough to spend time talking to my Father in Heaven — just like Jesus. If your day unfolds like mine, it gets busy and more hectic as the hours tick away. I want to make sure that first things are first. I make sure that the things I feel are most important get done. For me prayer is at the top of the list.

Yes, I pray throughout my day as I am sure you do. But Jesus knew His need for alone time with His Father. If Jesus needed it, I surely need it! Jesus and me – we pray alike!

Father, when I falter in my prayers, please remind me of my need. I want to look and be like Jesus in my prayer life. In Jesus’s Name, amen.