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Too Busy to Pray?

January 16, 2017

Sermon of the Day: Open My Eyes That I May See

Luke 4:42

Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them…


Good Morning Men.

Have you every noticed when you see an old friend or acquaintance, a fairly normal questions is: How are you? Much more common than the question is the answer: I’m doing good.

Is everybody really doing good!? Not sure if it’s just me, but 9.9 times out of 10 when I ask someone how they are, the answer is almost always “good”.

In the above verse we have an example of Jesus departing, leaving the crowds to go pray to His father in heaven. Jesus being the son of God, having infinite wisdom and grace. Knowing the beginning and the end of all things. Living with the power to give up His own life on the cross, and raise Himself from the dead. Yet, He still took time to pray.

Things were not good for the earthly ministry of Jesus. There was sadness for mankind, there was anger, there was frustration, there was extreme tiredness. To name a few of the fleshly emotions and struggles Jesus went through.

Jesus made time to pray.

One of the important things we get to take away from reading God’s Word is the example Jesus set before us.

If the son of God, fully God and fully man, who created the universe by speaking it into existence saw the importance of prayer and took action towards that. How much more should you and I be making time to search the heart and will of God?

Martin Luther who lived back towards the tail end of the 15th century, said it best: I’m to busy not to pray.


Men, if you really want to grow in this discipline write down what your day looks like. Spend a few minutes to chart out where you spend your time from sun up to sun down. Are there really no areas in your life that you could not carve out a little bit more time for the God who created everything you know, see, hear and breathe?

Let me leave you with another quote from Martin Luther (I believe with all my heart the type of prayer he is referring to is intentional prayer. Setting aside time to pray in secret. Alone, just you and God. Not the empty microwave prayers we shoot out before we fall asleep.):

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.—Martin Luther




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