Everlasting Living

Everlasting Living

After great miracles, crusades, times of ministry, Jesus prayed.
Luke 5:15-17

“However, the report went around concerning Him all the more; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.”

Before, beginning to minister to people, He prayed.

“Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him. Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him. Mark 1:34-36

He was baptized – He prayed. Then the heaven opened. Then Holy Spirit descended upon Him.

“When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.’” Luke 3:20-22

As He prayed… His appearance changed – Moses and Elijah showed up.

“Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah.” Luke 9:28-30

In times of conflict, Jesus prayed.

“And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.’ Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow.” Luke 22:41-45

Before making great decisions Jesus prayed.

“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles.” Luke 6:12-13

Before the raging of the storm – He prayed.

“Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.” Matthew 14:22-24

Jesus prayed always, we must pray! Paul said to pray without ceasing. Prayer brings change, help and provision. Pray – always pray. 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "Pray without ceasing."

Pastor David Ramiah
Submitted by: Rev. Andrea Paterson