During this pandemic, some of the strongest muscles of the church are hampered in their normal functioning: corporate worship and growth groups. So we are being forced to use muscles that may not be as well developed like prayer, daily devotions, and even hospitality.
In the history of the church, when difficulty strikes—persecution, transitions, disruptions—the muscle of prayer takes a prominent place.
Jesus’ disciples asked “teach us how to pray.” So Jesus taught them using parables, object lessons, and a model prayer—“Our Father who art in Heaven…”
All of these resources are attempting to teach us the right way to pray. Jesus taught us that the right way to pray is to become like a little child.
Read Mark 10:14-15
“Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
The right way to approach God for salvation (the kingdom/rule of God) is to become like a little child. It is also the right way to approach the throne room of God in prayer—become like a little child.
What are the characteristics of children that we should emulate in prayer?