A Kingdom Leader has a unique focus during their private prayer time. They seek the will of God and His purpose for their life. They ask the Father to clarify the decisions for today.
Do you consider prayer important only when you face a crisis? When do you feel the need for prayer? Jesus seemed to value prayer above sleep. He seemed to pray before the day’s activities began as it says in Psalms 5:3. He would pray and eagerly watch for God’s answer!
Jesus would pray in solitude and seek guidance from the Father. Is this a part of your daily activities? I have even heard people say in response to a request for prayer. . . has it come to that?
Mark 1:35 (NIV84)
Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place
35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Do you understand your purpose today? Can you say no to good things to say yes to better things? Martha was doing good things. Jesus said Mary had chosen what was better! Prayer for God’s purpose can help you clarify those choices.
Let Jesus streamline your selections today! He can help simplify your cluttered calendar.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Mk 1:35). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.