THE MASTER’S PRIORITY OF PRAYER

priority of prayer

Prayer must be a priority to every Believer. Luke 6:40 says, “The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.” Jesus, our Master (Teacher, Instructor, Trainer), is an example of all He taught us about prayer. A few years ago someone came up with an acrostic of WWJD which stood for “What Would Jesus Do.” I think I know what Jesus would in most situations and that is pray. Right now in Heaven, the Bible says He ever lives to make intercession for us (Heb. 7:25). Prayer was extremely important to Jesus and still is.
Prayer was more important to Jesus, at times, than:

1. Teaching, preaching, or healing Luke 5:15, 16.
2. Working miracles Luke 5:15, 16.
3. Being with people Matthew 14:23.
4. Food Matthew 4:1-4; Luke 4:1-4; John 4:34.
5. Sleep Matthew 26:40, 44; Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12.
We need to take note of the time Jesus spent in prayer and how all the great events of His life were connected with prayer. The disciple is not above his Master, but shall be as his Master. Why pray as He did? Prayer was a sign of His total dependency on His Father. It was not out of duty or obligation, but He wanted communion with His Father. His prayer life was born of passion/ devotion not duty/discipline. The more we are dependent and humble the more grace He gives us James 4:6 and grace always makes life easier.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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