12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Constantly in prayer? No thank you… At least that is what our churches seem to be saying lately. Long past are the days where we had Wednesday night prayer meetings, hour long prayer times before or after service. Yet in this time of darkness, for the disciples, prayer was their cornerstone. Prayer was what ushered in the powerful acts of the Spirit we are going to be reading about. Prayer was the FIRST notable thing that is recorded in this incredible war story. Prayer. Without prayer we would be powerless.
One of our great gifts is the ability for our words to be created in our mind and enter into the Throne Room of our King! Ezekiel prayed, Isaiah Prayed, Daniel prayed and when they did miraculous things happened! Prayer is such a powerful gift! Satan wants you to neglect it, to neglect communicating with God and receiving powerful insight, peace, and comfort. Are you allowing Him to conquer you? We need to intentionally set time to be in prayer.
I encourage you to watch some videos on William Booth’s man under the stage (John Lawley). Just Google that and you’ll find a few results. I actually wasted a lot of time (while writing this devotion) getting lost in re-listening to many of them.
God I know we prayer every day (hopefully) when we are doing these devotions. Yet I know my prayer life can be better. Help me to see the value in it. Help me to realize the incredible privilege it is to be able to pray and You hear!
Find a friend to hold you accountable for praying, and start to share the great things you’re seeing happen in your life!