Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional September 15th – Emphasise Prayer Times

(Take Your Personal Prayer Times Seriously)

“We ourselves, then, will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching.”

“Todd, I hope you’re prepped to pray with Pastor soon; it’s an hour to 12 o’clock, and it’s just fifteen minutes,” George encouraged.

“Um, I’m sorry, but I’ll take a rain check for prayer today. I’m not really feeling like it!” Todd replied.

“No Todd, if you had an important meeting with the President at a particular time, I’m sure you’d be ready three hours ahead, right?”

Sure, why did you say that?”
“God is greater than the President of any nation; why would you want to miss a crucial time with Him?”

Prayer is so important and isn’t to be toyed with! Jesus showed this all through His ministry. Matthew 17 recounts the story of an epileptic boy whom Jesus’ disciples couldn’t heal. He was eventually brought by his father to Jesus, and the Bible says, “…Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour” (Matthew 17:18).

The disciples, bemused, went privately to Jesus and inquired why they couldn’t cast the devil out. Jesus replied, “…Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:20-21).

Jesus’ response gives us an idea of a certain kind of preparation that’s necessary for certain things. So, the kind of impact you want to make in the spirit will be determined by the seriousness that you put in prayer. If you’re going to birth something, for example, that, of course, would require some more time of intense fellowship in prayer.

It’s part of the reason we emphasise personal times of prayer, where you shut everything and everyone else out to spend time with the Lord. Have a planned and robust prayer routine; schedule quality times devoid of distractions for personal fellowship with the Lord. Give more attention to this, especially in these last days.

Go Deeper
Jeremiah 29:12; Ephesians 6:18 AMPC

Dear Father, I’m grateful for the opportunity to pray and bring about deliberate changes during times of fellowship. I pray for lost souls the world over, that the veil of darkness is lifted from their minds, and that they receive the Gospel. I also declare that ministers of the Gospel are strengthened for this great work, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Galatians 1:1-24, Ecclesiastes 9-12
1 Timothy 2:1-15, Jeremiah 33

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