Reflections on Luke 11 – LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY. [#2]
(1) When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
As we dig deeper into this amazing scene two things strike me here in the second part of verse 1. Why did that disciple ask him to teach them, and what of the reference to John?
Did they know what John had taught his disciples about prayer? If so then there was obviously something ‘different’ about what they observed in Jesus as he was praying. In any case, the very look of Jesus in prayer drew them to ask, ‘Lord, teach us.’
I sense a flavour of awe and intrigue in that request, men attracted irresistibly to the sight.
A sight of what? Power? Deep intimacy? Aura of holiness? One can only imagine and speculate, but what a joy to do so, to reflect
……..and to ask with that disciple, ‘Lord, teach me to pray?’