Follow Jesus in Prayer

If we are Christians, are we spending time in prayer as Jesus did?


Luke 6:12

Jesus teaches us the path to walk. Jesus sets the example we must follow. To be a follower of Christ is to get to know Jesus in order to walk, talk, see, and feel like Jesus does.

One of the ways Jesus showed us how to be in close relationship with God is by prayer. By talking and listening to God. By having a close intimate conversation with God. How else then can we come into communion with God if we don’t spend time with God?

Jesus departs from the world to give God his exclusive attention. Jesus sets a separate time and place dedicated just for God. Is this not what Holy means? That which is set apart for God? So by departing for prayer Jesus is physically showing that God is holy.

And Jesus was so in communion with God that time was irrelevant. Regardless of the time of the night, how long prayer might last, or how tired Jesus might have felt, Jesus was dedicated to being with God the Father. Are we there in our lives and prayer habits?

Jesus came to the world to lead us back to God. How else can we be united with God if we don’t follow Jesus’ way? If we are Christians we need to set time for God as Jesus did. If we are to be in communion with God we need to constantly be in prayer with God. To be able to be led by God and brought closer to God. Let us be always vigilant in prayer and move closer to God day by day.

Tags: Disciple, Follow, Holy, Luke, Prayer

Related Reflections


person hands out
Servants of Christ • Luke 12:37

Are we truly ready to welcome Jesus when he appears to us in our daily lives?

Heaven Stairs To Sky
Confessing Jesus to be Divine • Luke 12:8

Do we understand that by acknowledging Jesus with our lives we enter into the heavenly space?

Recent Content


red clouds in the sky
[HOMILIES]
Sixth Sunday of Easter

Prepare for Sunday's readings with a collection of reflections from various preachers

people riding camels
[Bible Verse Reflection]
Praise God at Church • Luke 4:15

Could we be failing at praising God because we are not appreciating Jesus’ presence?

Diego Ramirez
[Podcast]
Missionary Work to Encounter God

As a Maryknoll seminarian, Diego Ramirez talks about his experience serving and accompanying communities abroad. In this conversation Diego defines or redefines what ‘missionary work’ means and how Christians can connect with our fellow neighbors.

Check Out More Content


church pulpit and ambo with cross
Sunday Reflections
Photo by Joshua Eckstein on Unsplash
Prepare for the upcoming or past Sunday Mass readings with a homily or sermon from a multitude of biblical voices.
open bible
Bible Verse Reflections
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
There is richness in every scripture so why not reflect on a particular Bible verse to enrich your experience with God's Word?
podcast studio computer and microphone
Podcast
Photo by Amr Taha™ on Unsplash
Tune into the "1 Christian 1 Topic" podcast where we interview guests on one topic of their Christian lives, work, or experience.