Why pray? Is God listening? How can we do it? Find out more with this animation from the 24-7 Prayer movement.
King Ahaziah of Israel was sick and desperately seeking a solution for his problem. He believed in the philosophy that “the end justifies the means” in which what matters is getting the needs met, and how one does it is not important. So in his desperation he sent for the gods of Ekron and wrote his own death sentence, (2 Kings 1:3).
In the early days Jesus’ disciples didn’t view their master’s sudden disappearance as a big problem. But by the time went on they were very bothered, and began to be inquisitive of what’s happening? May be they secretly followed Jesus Christ to the garden of Gethsemane, to find out what is He doing? They saw Jesus gone down in knees and having a quiet conversation with His heavenly father. This caught their interest so much they wanted to do the same. Then they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray.
The Bible records at least 6 prayers Jesus prayed (his actual words). Among these we attribute a high degree of importance to Jesus’ prayer at the Mount of Olives because it was his last prayer before the arrest and the words used in it clearly indicates his human nature.