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The Place for Prayer, Jesus' Style
by Kingsley Amoah
05/26/10
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To think that the only man in the history of humanity to be conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin had to often spend quality time praying in order to fulfill his assignment is to be advised on the indispensability of prayer in our quest for fulfillment and divine approval. Prayer is simply talking with God; remember: it is not talking to God but with God. Talking to God is a one-way traffic or a monologue, whereas talking with God is a two-way traffic, a dialogue, a communion, or fellowship with feedback.

It is assumed by most people that Jesus did not have to do much in order to carry out the Father's assignment by virtue of his divine connection. But the scriptures are inundated with the many instances that Jesus had to resort to prayer. He often withdrew himself from the public in order to pray. Mark said of him: €œAnd in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed€ (Mark 1:35). Luke also said of Jesus: €œAnd he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed€ (Luke 5:16). Matthew said of him: €œAnd when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone€ (Matthew 14:23). Prayer could never be separated from the personality of Jesus. It was an integral part of his persona and character. Before he did anything significant, he prayed. He was the one who laid down the basic parameters of prayer. His model for prayer is the most comprehensive ever known to man. Today, the Lord's Prayer is recited by most Christians without the consciousness of its depth and reach. A careful and meditative appraisal of this model prayer reveals a profundity that touches on the things that are dear to the heart of the Father.

Prayer is like rainfall in a dry land. It softens the ground and prepares the terrain for cultivation. Without water, the ground is as good as dead. Destiny thrives when you are in constant communion with the assignment-giver. Constant communion with the Father leads to clarity of thought and sound judgment. It is like a radar or compass that guides you to the desired destination. Jesus clearly understood this divine principle and utilized it to propel his destiny. Before embarking on his ministry, he set out to pray in the wilderness for forty days and nights; before ministering to people, he fortified himself in prayer; before embracing the cross, he communed with the Father. Christ gave birth to his assignment in the closet of prayer. Constant prayer is the key that activated the potential that he carried within from birth. Show me a man that is serious about his destiny, and you will find in that man a praying heart, just like Christ.

Copyright 2010 Kingsley Y. Amoah



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Sandra Renee Hicks  26 May 2010
Greetings Kingsley - The anointing of GOD is on this piece as it informs of profound truth. Thank you




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