Strength for the weary

August 7, 2020 by Dr. Jack Graham

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

–Matthew 6:6

If obligations, a busy schedule, or this pandemic have exhausted the energy in your spiritual tank, maybe you need to refuel!

Whether you spend your day rushing to meetings or Zoom calls, preparing your children for this challenging school year or trying to keep them entertained, or ministering to others, life can be exhausting!

So if you feel drained of energy and strength, I want to share how you can be empowered.

The Spirit of God can energize you through your prayer life. And when you worship God in the Spirit, you’ll be invigorated.

Personally, when I’m physically tired and begin to worship God, my spirit becomes energized, revived, and revitalized. The same thing can happen to you!

I believe one of the secrets to empowering prayer is committing to private prayer time. Jesus says in Matthew 6:6: “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret.”

Private prayer is that time alone with God when you and I draw near to Him through the Spirit to know Him, to talk with Him. And every Christian who wants to be refueled with the power of prayer must find a place to pray privately. 

Do you have a secret place? Do you have a quiet time dedicated to the Lord? Matthew 6:6 continues, “And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

When we join God in the secret place, His Spirit fills the space and we can truly converse and commune with God. That’s prayer that empowers you for living!

GET ALONE WITH GOD TODAY TO REFUEL YOUR SPIRIT!

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