Saturday, December 19, 2009

Daily devotional: Importance of prayer

Scripture
One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night.
Luke 6:12 NLT

Observation
One thing that really struck me in Daniel was how much and how intently he prayed. I am reminded again this morning as I read about how Jesus went to a solitary place and prayed all night before choosing the disciples the next day. I have a long way to grow in my prayer life. I desire to be diligent and dedicated in spending time in prayer and waiting on God, but I am immature in this area.

Application
Elevate prayer's importance in my life. Spend real time dedicated to earnestly seeking God in prayer. Use big decisions as special opportunities for diligent prayer.

Prayer
Lord, thank you for showing me again the importance and place that prayer needs to hold in my life. Thank you for teaching me. Thank you for being accessible to me in prayer, and thank you for listening and showing compassion to me. I love you.

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