One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles. —Luke 6:12-13

Prayer… Are you spending time in prayer or just going through your days in your own strength and power? If Jesus spent time with His Father in prayer, surely we need to be doing the same thing!

Jesus spent all night in prayer before He picked the twelve that would be with Him over the next few years. Surely it would be wise for us to spend time in prayer at all times, especially when we have decisions to make and guidance needed. Actually, we need to talk to Him about all things all the time.

He is the only One who can change people’s hearts, encourage people to make right decisions, encourage people to take right actions and direct people into His will. But we have the great privilege of getting to spend time with Him, to talk to Him about anything and everything— cares, concerns, people, circumstances, desires, hurts, help, guidance, faithfulness, holiness… Yes, we can talk to him about anything and everything. May you and I be doing so!

Thank You Father that You are always available and that I can talk with You at any time. May I be doing so throughout this day and every day. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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