“Only once in the Gospels do the disciples specifically ask Jesus to teach them something,” _Invitations from God_, Calhoun, p.154.
Sure, there was a lot of teaching going on, but what was it about Jesus’ prayer life that caused the disciples to say, “Woah, teach us about that.”? What is it about the inner desire for prayer that led the disciples toward the question – what is it in us that might lead the same way?
Today I find myself pausing to think on this. It’s like prayer itself is a central way our relationship with God goes back and forth. It’s as if prayer is the hub – where Scripture becomes a conversation with God and where our lives lived become eventual beacons of light and hope.
When I hear people answer: “What would you like to ask Jesus?” I rarely hear, “I’d like to learn about prayer.” I wonder why that is…