In the time before Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested, he went by himself to pray three times. (Matthew 26:36,42,44)  Prayer life is another area of our lives that we should model after the Son of God.  Jesus did not pray just when He had needs.  We read of many other times that He prayed. Luke 5:16, 6:12, 9:28 are just a few of them.  His disciples must have seen how important prayer was to Him because in Luke 11:1, they asked Him to teach them how to pray.  The verses that follow share with us the answer He gave to them.  He also taught to pray with faith and without ceasing.  “And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.” (Luke 18:1)

Today’s reading: Matthew 26-28