Luke 9:18-20 (ESV) shows another fascinating aspect of his intense prayer life. It records, “Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” Until now I had not noticed that before Peter’s powerful revelation and the announcement of the establishment of the Church on the Rock of Jesus’ Lordship Jesus had been praying. Is it not possible that he prayed in the revelation into Peter that is why He could boldly say My Father in heaven has revealed this to you? He birthed the revelation through prayer. He had prayed.
I also discovered that that transfiguration and the accompanying consultation with Elijah and Moses happened as a result of or during a prayer session on the mountain. Take a closer look at Luke 9:28-30, (ESV) “Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.” Is it possible that this supernatural manifestation was an answer of his prayer? Jesus prayed and the heavens responded. After His prayer God the Father attested to His sonship again. His prayer life was powerful and effective. Jesus was a man of prayer. No, that is not accurate. Jesus is a man of prayer. The Bible teaches that He ever lives to make intercession for us at the right hand of God.