“The Life of Jesus provides the model for our prayer lives. God is seeking to mold us into the image of His Son (Colossians 1:27-28). If we are to act like Christ, our prayer lives must be conformed to His. Many Christians are unwilling to pay the price that Jesus paid when it comes to interceding with God. Jesus’ prayers came with vehement cries and tears and, ‘because of his godly fear’, He was heard by the Father.” Henry and Richard Blackaby
Jesus was passionate! He was passionate about life and death, and He was passionate about prayer. Jesus wasn’t lukewarm or apathetic about prayer. No! He was on fire and fervent about it, and we must be too. We are living in a time when passionate prayer is needed for every nation.
Jesus modeled a lifestyle of prayer. He prayed often. Mark 1:35 says, “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Jesus prayed in the desert and other lonely places (Luke 5:16), and he often prayed all night long (Luke 6:12). His prayers were with such intensity of focus that at the end of His life He even sweat great drops of blood when He prayed (Luke 22:44). There is power in the name of Jesus!
The following prayer articles will help you to learn from the life of Jesus:
- Cristo – El Mayor de los Intercesores
- Praying in the Powerful Name of Jesus
- Somos Socios con Cristo en la Intercesion
- The Passionate Prayer Life of Jesus
- Break Every Chain – Worship Song
Articles by Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International