On the Mountainside…

There has been a situation on my mind that has caused me to think about the power of prayer.  Prayer has always been a monumental part of my life and I am thankful for that blessing.  When I was growing up I remember my grandmother waking us up and starting the day with prayer. She reinforced the fact that prayer is extremely important and should be done on a daily basis. 

I will admit, tonight, as I read something that was meant to hurt me I sighed and thought, “there is always something, now what?” I love the power of the Holy Spirit that immediately answered my question with one simple word, “pray”.  After I heard that word, I closed my eyes and immediately started to reflect on Jesus and his commitment to prayer.  

Jesus sought his father in prayer constantly.  In the verse below, we see that Jesus, through prayer went to the father when choosing the twelve apostles. 

Luke 6:12New International Version (NIV)12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

In times of important decisions, Jesus went to the mountainside alone and talked to his father. We have the same opportunity, in Jesus’ name, we can go to the father and be confident knowing that he is there. Whether we are on the mountainside or sitting in our car, the Lord is available and waiting for the conversation that we would like to have with him.  No boundaries, no time limits, just us and God. 

I pray tonight, that whatever your situation you will seek God in prayer. 

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