More Than Words | Hebrews 5:7-8 | Devotional
Hebrews 5:7-8 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered…
Jesus is the greatest instructor regarding prayer. His teachings on prayer are powerful (please excuse the understatement). But far more impactful to me is His example. He didn’t just talk about prayer, He prayed!
The writer to the Hebrews reminds us that our Lord was a man of real prayer. I cannot imagine Jesus standing, folding His hands, clearing His throat and speaking in a baritone voice, “O Thou God of heaven, most Glorious, most Gracious, most Holy. We beseech Thee now for Thy blessings on us.” The Son’s conversations with the Father were real and raw; with “loud cries and tears.”
Prayer is communication with God…conversation with my Father. Cut the prayer language. Don’t guard your words. Talk to God using real words. Let Him know the raw emotions of your heart. Cry out loudly. Let the tears come. Submit yourself in prayer to God. Then…you will begin to pray like Jesus.
Father, help us to talk to You like Your Son did. In His name. Amen.