Jesus prayed for children

Children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid hands on them (from Matthew 19:13-15).

If you want to be like Jesus, pray for children.

Blending Prayer and Conversation

Jesus made prayer to God a part of conversation with people. Here’s how:

First He prayed, ” I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.” Then He talked to the people, “All things have been handed over to me by my Father (Matthew 11:25-27).”

Include prayer in your conversations. The Lord is always there.

How Jesus Prayed

Jesus was greatly distressed and troubled because He knew the cross was coming. In this sorrow, He prayed. “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will (from Mark 14:33-36).”

As we remember Jesus’ death—and resurrection!—remember to pray with faith and surrender.

Prayers like that lead to victory.