Daily Devotion

PRAYING FOR A SET PERIOD

Targets are a very good way of attaining something. By them, you can decide what you want to do and how you want to get it done. You press towards that mark without wavering. It is just like the time mark that has been placed on all sporting events. We all know that the mark on a football game is 90 minutes plus a little more of injury time. When that clock clicks towards that mark, the game is done. All the participants have prepared themselves with that mark in mind. The players on the pitch have been practicing and preparing how to play the game over the 90-minute mark. They refuse to settle for anything below that mark and march forward. Prayer must also have a set time frame.
Jesus challenged His disciples to pray for at least one hour. Anything less should be the exception. The discipline of praying every day for at least one hour will enrich you indeed. Put the time aside to be with the Lord in prayer as planned. You block out that time away from television, social media, friends and family to commune with the Lord. We need to block specific hours of our day for the things that really matter to us. Turn your phone off, close the doors and just put in the time you require. It’s not enough to pray whenever for however long you want. Give God one good hour of prayer every day and He will super surprise you with His grace and glory.

SCRIPTURE READING: LUKE 6:12-16
And it came to pass in these days, that he went out into the mountain to pray; and he continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called his disciples; and he chose from them twelve, whom also he named apostles: Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew, and Matthew and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

DEDICATION PRAYER
Dear God, I want quality time in your presence. Uninterrupted times of prayer. Strengthen me to have at least one hour of face time with you. To hunger for your presence and seek your face. To thirst for your anointing and see your face. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

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