PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PRAYER LIFE - LUKE 5:16, MARK 1:35

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This is a follow up on the devotional we had some days ago. I want to emphasize why you must have a sound private prayer life and not just a public prayer life.

I want you to take note of something very crucial about the prayer life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus prayed not too long in public because He did the bulk of His praying in private. You know, there are people today who have a problem with a man who prays briefly in public. Many times, long prayer in public is a result of somebody not praying in the secret. 

Top priority must be given to private prayer. Our prayers should be a private and personal interaction with God. Many times, you see people praying for show in public, or praying to catch up on the prayers that they should have done in private. Jesus prayed to change things in public, and when He prayed to receive things from God, He did it privately, in the secret. We all should learn from this. He was just coming out publicly to release commands, instructions, telling the devil to do things, situations to obey, and telling conditions to change. 

Two major attacks that the enemy will bring against your private prayer life are ILLEGAL BUSYNESS AND HASTE, and you must rise above these. The private side is what we have been dealing with, where the power of God comes, where we connect to the power of God, and where we interact with God, and He fills our lives, He guides us, and speaks to us. 

PRAYER:
Lord, I receive fresh fire upon my personal altar. I take authority over every form of distraction and attack against my private prayer life in Jesus’ name. Amen

Bible in a year: Ezekiel 44:1-45:12, 1 Peter 1:1-12, Psalm 119:17-32, Proverbs 28:8-10