The necessity of prayer

Luke 6.12ff is the account of Christ praying all night before he chooses the 12 apostles. I have often thought about it in that Christ wanted to be sure to pick the right men for these roles. What I haven’t really thought of before is that 1 of those 12 was Judas. Perhaps part of the prayer had to do with having strength to choose the man who would betray him. If Christ was dependant on God through prayer, relying on the power of the Spirit, surely we must be as well. I thought I had it electronically, but for now, all I can point you to is the beginning of chapter 3 in Hugh Martin’s The Shadow of Calvary where he speaks about Christ being a man of prayer. Good stuff.


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