Luke has mentioned five people by name in chapter 1-2 that the world and even God’s own people would not have highly valued as of great importance: Zechariah, an aging priest, Elizabeth, his barren wife, Mary a virgin girl from Nazareth, Simeon, an old man waiting for God to keep His promise, and Anna, a prophetess and aging widow. We will not have the opportunity to do some of what these people did like personal addresses from angels concerning our roles for Him, miraculous conceptions, or promises to see Jesus personally in this life. These are not Luke’s point. However, we can do what they did as far as being faithful, obedient servants, who are continually focusing on Christ and His kingdom. I suggest, also, that the idea of prayer plays a part in Luke’s message to Theophilus, and so, it should in our lives, as well.