My Daily Journal:
Every day I plug my phone in to recharge. But do I do the same thing with my soul?
Jesus, the incarnate man, showed us how to pray and how pray can not be a routine, or just a request, or just words and thoughts. Jesus demonstrated that prayer can bring power. As humans in the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, we need this connection. We need to be recharged. We need to plug in to the only source of power there is that equips us to perform miracles of faith and love and goodness in a world that is wickedly opposed to the very nature of these things.
Is this type of prayer necessary? It is more necessary for my soul than food is for my body or shelter is for my flesh or electricity is for my phone. Is this type of prayer pleasurable? I love getting charged up by God for God – how about you?
went up on a mountainside by himself to pray
Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself
Told parables to crowds, heard his cousin was beheaded, went by boat to solitary place, had compassion and healed many, fed over 5000, sent them all away including disciples, went alone to pray, walked on water
Yes. Praying is simply a time of communication with our Father in Heaven. It is necessity, it is pleasure. It is (or should be) a part of our life every day and throughout the day.
protection. ability to fulfill His will and finish His work, strength, peace
same, to give me clear and direct commands to obey