It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12
The late theologian Leonard Ravenhill said this: “No man is greater than his prayer life, the pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying”
How strong is your prayer life? Seems like an aspect of our life that we ignore or take for granted, however Jesus Christ demonstrated to us repeatedly the importance of continually being in prayer. You might say “Well I don’t need that much prayer, I have it all together” Really? Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God spent countless evenings and hours in prayer to the Father, and you know better than him?
Prayer is Heaven and Earth coming together. Think about that, when you pray your are in the presence of God wherever you are! That is the power of prayer! People who downplay the importance or power of prayer, don’t understand prayer or God alone, for that fact
After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. Matthew 14:23
Time and time again , Jesus went alone to pray! Why? Because prayer is what reenergizes our soul. Prayer is how God reveals his will to us, prayer is how we can focus on pure worship and sacrifice to God. Nothing in our lives should be started or attempted without prayer!
Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Matthew 6:9
Jesus taught us how to pray, the Lords Prayer. Why would he do this unless prayer was an essential part of our lives? Are you spending enough time in prayer? Are you giving God praise and thanks daily? Are you asking God what is his will for your life?
Tap into the most powerful weapon on Earth, Prayer! Amen!