And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone… Mat 14:23 ESV
It is essential for our spiritual growth to seek God’s presence often. THAT we must pray is obvious, then – HOW we pray is a question of practicality. The Bible does not prescribe to us the details of a quiet time – we simply need to grow into a realistic and workable prayer life. One thing must be remembered, though: it will take discipline. Discipline is an integral part of being a disciple! Prayer demands a sacrifice – there is no other way. To start off, find a “holy time” that will work for you, as well as a “holy place”, where you can regularly go to, to meet God. Make it beautiful: at a window maybe, with your Bible there, perhaps a picture of Jesus. Light a candle to symbolize the Holy Spirit (if you want to) and enter God’s presence with much joy. It will soon become your day’s refuge, a true oasis in the desert. How wonderful!
Father – I have such a need to meet with you! Help me to find a realistic rhythm to my prayer life. Amen.
Make a time for prayer!
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