Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
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How many times have we heard that Jesus prayed early in the morning and thus we ought to do the same? Granted, early morning prayer is both needed and valuable. But what if I am not a morning person? What if I wake up slow and don’t think very well until a few cups of caffeine? What if I am a night person? Good news. God hears and responds to prayer in the evening as well as in the morning. The Psalmist said, “The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me—A prayer to the God of my life” (Psalm 42:8). Jesus, Himself, often prayed at night, even on one occasion, He prayed all night — “Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God” (Luke 6:12). Nighttime praying is a good time to reflect on the activities of the day, thank God for specifics, praise God for who He revealed Himself to be that day, ask forgiveness for that day’s short-comings, and intercede for those who serve God on the other side of the globe where it is day. So, morning prayer or night prayer? It’s not either/or, it’s both/and.
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