Prayer. The disciples watched Jesus pray. He goes off somewhere to be with God. And Jesus came back in renewed power and strength. They wanted this and asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. The first thing He said was to enter into the presence of God with praise and Thanksgiving. Thanking God for all He has given us. You do this before you ask anything. Then you ask your petition. God wants us to be thankful for what we have. You may not think that you have anything. But that’s not true. You have your life and an opportunity to be with God. God said why worry about food, clothing or shelter. He provides all those things. Your focus is God alone. Then you know that your prayers are answered. This is the reality of Christianity.