Luke 6:12 – One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. (NIV)
After holiness, prayer is the next requirement for all Christians (Luke 18:1-8). When the Bible says, pray continually, it does not exclude the midnight (1 Thessalonians 5:17). In fact, between the usual sleeping hours (00:00 and 04:00), a Christian should keep watch in prayers. Because that is the time, demonic creatures patrol with anger while witchcraft covens hold meetings to sow seeds into destinies (Matthew 13:25).
Further, we see from our text that our Lord Jesus continued in prayer, all night. Perhaps because interceding over the night gives spiritual strength and power. No wonder, it was at the middle of the night the Lord struck the firstborns in Egypt (Exodus 12:29). And thousands of years later, Paul and Silas got their deliverance after they prayed and sang at midnight (Acts 16:25-28). Moreover, King David knew the importance of night-time prayers when he said, ‘At midnight I rise to give you thanks…’ (Psalms 119:62).
Beloved, if you will attain anything tangible in the spirit and physical, you must make good use of your day and night prayerfully. When men sleep, you should be vigilant to recharge and if need be; respond with ‘fire for fire’ to gain ground against every force of darkness (Mark 13:33). Be Born Again!
Hymn: Christian, Seek Not Yet Repose — Charlotte Elliott (1836)
1. Power to key into the mystery of prayer, day and night. Fall upon me!
1. Holy Spirit! Revive my prayer altar and energise my spirit-man.
2. Every unholy congregation against my destiny, scatter!
3. Satanic taskmaster! Oppressing my family, nation, the church and me. Lose your power!
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