“Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25 KJV
Jesus lived prayer and taught prayer. He prayed at different times and for various amounts of time. He prayed in secret and He prayed in public. He prayed about personal matters and matters concerning others. He prayed for His friends and for His enemies. Through prayer He sought the Father’s will and His glory, stood against Satan, forgave His enemies, and released the Holy Spirit’s ministry.
Through prayer Jesus gave thanks, blessed, interceded, praised, petitioned, made supplication, and travailed. He prayed as a man dependent upon His Father seeking to please Him and glorify Him in all things. Through prayer Jesus drew near to His Father, and through prayer, He desires to draw us closer to His Father’s heart.
Jesus knelt in humility so that He could raise us up to new heights, He poured out His soul so that He could comfort us in every sorrow, and as our High Priest, He prayed for our unity, our sanctification, our joy, our love, our keeping, our ministry, and our destiny.