"In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there." Mark 1:35
What do you do when you have a serious need, a serious calling, or a profound opportunity to prove yourself? You probably get up EARLY to get it done.
That is precisely how important PRAYER was to JESUS. He got up very early before daybreak to be alone with GOD. Spending time alone with GOD early each morning was JESUS' daily focus so that He could be guided by the supernatural plans GOD had for Him. JESUS knew, "In the early morning, while it was still dark," while His disciples and followers were still asleep, that was His best time to be ALONE with GOD.
JESUS, let go of that warm and comfortable bed no matter how exhausted he was so that He could get the daily spiritual manna He knew He needed that only came through Prayer. When GOD called JESUS, he got up early. He never missed an opportunity to be alone with GOD. What about us? How many countless times has GOD called us before daybreak for an encounter with Him but missed the calling because we will not get up? PRAYER is a challenging sacrifice!
Predawn Prayer is a more significant, challenging sacrifice, but it should be done if you want to be successful. To sacrifice is Biblical. Romans 12:1 NIV says…" Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in viewGod'sod's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship."
If you think a few more hours of sleep is more important than a predawn encounter with GOD, you are 100% incorrect. Early predawn Prayer is the perfect opportunity to WORSHIP GOD in peace, minus distractions. JESUS choose to pray alone early in the morning. But he also prayed with and taught His disciples how to pray too.
Praying together with others at the predawn hour is a time of spiritual inner soul empowerment.
Are you seeking an early morning Prayer Circle with people" "just praying" together to Glorify and Worship GOD? If your answer is yes, please join us.
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PRAYER IS ESSENTIAL, and praying daily with others helps you grow in the Grace and Love of GOD.
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank You for using Your only son, our risen savior, to show us that early morning prayer is essential for a vessel to be used for Your Glory. -Amen, In JESUS' Matchless name.
O. M. Nugget:"
"PRAYER IS THE NECESSARY COMPONENT EVERY DAY."
2 Chronicles 7:14
Food For Thought"
"Work is a prayer, and I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creato." – Joe Murray