Jesus prayed for children

Children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid hands on them (from Matthew 19:13-15).

If you want to be like Jesus, pray for children.

How Jesus Prayed

Jesus was greatly distressed and troubled because He knew the cross was coming. In this sorrow, He prayed. “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will (from Mark 14:33-36).”

As we remember Jesus’ death—and resurrection!—remember to pray with faith and surrender.

Prayers like that lead to victory.

Why can we approach God?

First, Solomon built the temple. Next, the entire community sacrificed countless animals (1 Kings 6:38; 8:5). “In these sacrifices the worshiper expressed his inferiority to God and unworthiness to approach Him without due recognition of his sin.”*

Then Solomon prayed (1 Kings 8:12).

We pray because Jesus sacrificed his life for us.

*General Editors: Michael Rydelnik and Michael Vanlaningham, The Moody Bible Commentary, p. 180-181.