You can discern much about a person by simply listening to how he or she prays. I have always enjoyed tuning in to the prayers of aged saints who have walked with God a long time. Their communion with Him has often been a help in my own prayer life.
Imagine how blest we might be if we could hear the prayers of those who companied with Christ during His earthly ministry. Although we’ll never hear Peter or Paul pray audibly, we have many of their prayers recorded in Scripture. These men above all things were men of prayer. Paul was marked as a man of prayer from his conversion onward: “Behold, he prayeth” (Acts 9:11). Remember, these were the men that had solemnly covenanted, “We will give ourselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the Word” (Acts 6:4). It appears they kept their promise for throughout the New Testament over and over these men (especially Paul) were to be found in prayer. And such is the character and emphasis of their prayers that it is obvious these men really prayed.
Join us each day through July as we study the prayers of Christ’s apostles. In these prayers we will be convicted about our own languishing prayer life, we will be encourage to pray more, and we will learn more of how to pray through the examples of the apostles.