Each week, you will find brief insights on this blog page into Pastor Rodney's upcoming Sunday message. After each Sunday service, visit this blog again to view the same post, updated with a video of our worship time.
Nov19SunNovember 19, 2017
How seriously do you take your prayer life? Do you have a regular and intentional time to pray? I’m not talking about prayer before a meal or prayer at church, or about a quick bedtime prayer, “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take.” I’m talking about the kind of prayer life that takes you into your “prayer closet” - your alone time with God, uninterrupted.
Jesus needed that kind of time alone. We read all through the scriptures of Jesus doing this very thing. Jesus modeled for us what our prayer life should look like. Jesus would have you and me at a time like this to “watch and pray.” Jesus too instructed you and me, “When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father (heavenly) who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” (cf. Matthew 6:6) We are living in desperate times, times that not only need desperate measures, but times for Jesus’ followers to make prayer a regular way of life again. Ezekiel said that the Lord God “sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.” (cf. Ezekiel 22:30) This question that Jesus asked His disciples so long ago in the gospel of Mark (cf. 14: 37) would be asked of you and me today -
“Could you not watch one hour? Watch and pray.” - Jesus
In His Service,