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21 days of prayer

Day 7

January 11th

"Private Prayer, Produces Public Power” - Joel Leggett, Associate Pastor of Next Gen

Luke 5:15-17
15 But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. 16 But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. 17 One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.

When the crowds began to pressure Jesus, He often left the scene to pray. If you don’t pray, you won’t stay. If you don’t fast, you won’t last! “Come on somebody”. I had a preacher tell me one time that revival starts in your heart before it ever goes public. Prayer in private produces power in public;
prayer produces power. I’ve learned very slowly that prayer, for me, is a discipline, like a morning workout that shows its results over time. There is no substitute for a lifestyle of prayer. Nothing can replace it; it’s our direct line straight to our heavenly Father.

God, we thank You today that your mercies are new. How amazing is it that we get to communicate with You, the Creator of the universe. There is not a moment that we take our prayer time with you lightly. Holy Spirit, please guide us and help us to stay focused on You. We thank you for being involved in every detail of our life and hearing our each and every need.

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