Prayer is intended to be personal and intimate. Each person should find his/her quiet place and create an ambiance that helps him/her connect with God, hear from Him, and unload every burden onto His broad shoulders. As Jesus once said, “‘Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
SCRIPTURE: “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray and spent the night praying to God.” (Luke 6:12 NIV).
Before every important event in Jesus’ life, He would take time to go off by Himself and pray. This time Jesus was praying to choose His inner circle, the 12 Apostles. Prayer was His spiritual lifeblood. It is His wide-open secret to being connected with His Father. We see that Jesus prepares Himself as well as He can for this incredibly important decision. Beloved, let us make sure that all our important decisions are grounded in prayer.
The Bible tells us that whenever Jesus faces a critical decision or an important action, He spends extra time in prayer. Prayer becomes more important for Him than food or rest, and the amazing thing about it is that unlike us, He doesn’t get a good night of sleep. When we face a difficult decision or a rough day ahead, we think the most important thing is to get a good night of sleep. Jesus, on the other hand, realizes that the most important thing for Him is to be in touch and communion with His Father. The most important thing for Jesus is to spend the night praying. He has shown us how we as believers should live in total dependence on the Father.
Inspired by: Paul Marc Goulet–Jesus.net