“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith” (2 Thess. 3:1-2).
Paul was not one of the original 12 apostles which were privileged to have walked with Jesus Christ everywhere He went for three years. He would not have noticed Jesus slipping off, regularly by Himself, into some deserted place to pray. Paul would not have been with the 12 when they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Neither were we!
I have not thoroughly studied this out, but from memory I would guess no one asked for prayer more than the Apostle Paul. Along with asking for prayer for himself and the ministry, he stated multiple times that he was praying ceaselessly for the churches. Paul obviously “caught” the seriousness of prayer and walked in it relentlessly…or as he said “without ceasing.”
It could be argued, and convincingly, that prayer was “the singular most important cause” in the success of Jesus and Paul’s ministry. It was their practiced discipline, and it showed.
Join myself and others, every weekday, in the “House of Prayer” from 12-1 PM…or any portion thereof. (Note: no prayer this week on Monday & Tuesday.)