Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.
- Corrie Ten Boom
In Luke chapter 6, there is an account of Jesus teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath. There was a man there whose right hand was deformed. Jesus heals the man in the presence of the scribes and Pharisees, which enraged them. What’s interesting is what happens next:
“In these days He went out to the mountain to pray, and all night He continued in prayer to God.” - Luke 6:12
After His time in prayer, Jesus comes down off the mountain, and a great crowd gathers around Him. He begins to heal them of their diseases and cast out demons. He speaks to them and teaches them. Verse 19 says that, “all the crowd sought to touch Him, for power came out from Him and healed them all.” As busy as He was… with the urgency of His calling… with all He was up against… Jesus made time to pray!
God offers to us a relationship, a connection to Him, through prayer! We are not powerful. But, when we come to Him, and invite Him into our lives in prayer… that’s when great things happen:
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” - James 5:16
I hope you will make time to hear from and speak to God in prayer… today and always! I also invite you to Saturday morning prayer time at Shandon, 8am in the Lobby every Saturday. You can park in the Jonah fountain parking lot and join with members of Shandon as we pray to Him.