"In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God." - Luke 6:12
This last Sunday evening two football teams took the field to determine a world championship. In a way, these players had been gearing up for this game all year. But more specifically there was a major concentration all last week to be ready for the competition. Let's face it, decisive plans require demanding preparation.
Jesus was about to select twelve men as His apostles. These men would come from almost every walk of life and intentionally include a traitor. They would sit under His teaching for the next three years and carry the Gospel into the world after His ascension. This moment was far more important than any football game. This decisive plan required demanding preparation.
My friend, do you see prayer as the best way to get ready for decisions in life? If so, how much effort do you give to such a pursuit? If Jesus saw the need to pray all night before this historic moment, how about you? Remember, decisive plans require demanding... "Prayer-paration"