Sunday, February 19, 2012
Notes to the Lord:The Night School of Prayer
While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed.
Lord Jesus--I am glad that night was a time that you spoke to the Father. Was it a time when it was quiet and the press of people were not on your elbow? You know me, many times I beat the sun up. It is quiet and there is something about that time of day that allows me to be aware of you and your work in my life. Was that the way it was with You and the Father, while you were here?
I know that without that connection, I find myself without water in a desert place. Lord Jesus teach me in your night school of prayer.
Simon and those with him went looking for him. They found him and said, “Everybody’s looking for you.”
Lord Jesus--I wonder if Peter liked the crowds?...the excitement? Let me learn first from the night school of prayer.
[1.38-39] Jesus said, “Let’s go to the rest of the villages so I can preach there also. This is why I’ve come.” He went to their meeting places all through Galilee, preaching and throwing out the demons.
Lord Jesus--The mission was never far from you was it. The harvest was waiting at every turn. There were people who needed their lives transformed everywhere. You did not pull back, you met the need head on aware of the Father's blessing because you had learned in the night school of prayer.
Peterson, Eugene H. (2006-06-15). The Message Remix 2.0: The Bible In contemporary Language (p. 1793). NavPress. Kindle Edition.