Jesus is our model when it comes to prayer. He displayed the importance in Luke 6:12-16 when He spent the entire night praying to God before choosing the Twelve disciples…showing that prolonged prayer should precede any important decision. In Matthew 6:5-13 we read His discourse on the topic of prayer do’s & don’ts including the demonstration of the most perfect prayer…The Lord’s Prayer. It being a model of brevity, simplicity, and child-like dependence and confidence in our Heavenly Father. Finally, in John 11:41-42 we see Jesus praying out loud for the benefit of the people, carefully linking the impending miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead to His Mission as Messiah. Charles Spurgeon once called prayer the grandest power in the entire universe – with more force than electricity or gravity or any other power known to man. Praying should be as natural as breathing, as open & honest as the conversations we have with ourselves, and as candid as speaking the words out loud for what the Holy Spirit has already prompted us to do.