February 9, Sunday

Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, first posted on October 7, 2013, is written by Pastor Sam Lee who leads Catalyst Agape Church in Northern New Jersey.

 

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

Mark 1:35

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. 

If the sinless Son of God prayed, then prayer is not an option for us. Jesus prayed so often that when His disciples could not find him, they would look for him in places where he typically prayed. Jesus’ prayer was so genuine and deep that His disciples, despite having grown up in homes and synagogues where prayers were common, asked Him to teach them how to pray. When it was time to choose His disciples, He prayed the entire night. Prayer preceded miracles; prayer enabled Him to go to the cross, and prayer kept Him there despite excruciating pain. 

Treat prayer like the oxygen that we need for our spiritual life. No matter how busy or tired we become, we would do everything to get oxygen if it were to be taken away.  Don’t make prayerlessness normal. Fight for freshness and life in your prayer today. 

Prayer: Lord, help me to really pray.  Lord, help me to pray right now. Lord, help me to pray, not out of obligation but to desire Your presence. Lord, keep me from making prayerlessness normal.  Amen. 

Bible Reading for Today: Isaiah 7

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