A People of Prayer

28 May 2017 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on A People of Prayer

St. Luke wrote two related volumes: His version of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. More than any of the other Gospel writers St. Luke recounts that during His life Jesus often took time out to pray. The culmination of Jesus’ praying was His agony in the garden on the Mt. of Olives the night before He was crucified. As we all know, the outcome of that prayer was to do the Father’s will, no matter what that might cost Him.

It is not insignificant that in the interval between the Ascension of Christ (the departure of His physical presence) and the sending of His Spirit, which we will celebrate, next Sunday on the Pentecost that St. Luke has the Apostles return to Jerusalem via the Mt. of Olives… the very place where Jesus last prayed! And what does he have them do next? “They devoted themselves with one accord to prayer…”

There is no avoiding it. If we are serious about communing with God, we must be people of prayer.

 

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