If you listen to surveys, one of the things people desire the most is a little quiet time by themselves. There is so much competition for your time and distractions that steal your focus. Carving out time to get alone with God and pray is a challenge, but it is one of the most important activities you can do.
“And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.”
Get Alone with God
Jesus often stole away to pray. During the day, people pressed in all around Him to meet their needs. He walked with His disciples, who never looked like they would get it. Jesus had to get away at night just to be alone with His Father. When everyone else was asleep, he would go and spend the night in prayer to recharge for what awaited him the next day.
Steal Away Time
Getting alone with God can refresh the soul. Shutting everything out and pouring out your heart can empty the burdens off of our shoulders. Reading through scriptures and gleaning wisdom can provide insight and direction. Make getting alone with God a top priority.
Charles Spurgeon often said, “My day is incredibly busy, I must spend two hours in prayer.” The busier we get, the more time we need to spend in prayer. Prayer is the lifeblood of every believer. It is where we get our energy to serve Him. It is where we can go and pour out our hearts to someone who understands and will listen without judging. God desires to hear our prayers. He knows what we are going through, but He wants us to come to Him with our needs. If you struggle with your prayer life, start small and simple. Write down your requests on a sheet of paper and ask God to take care of them. Save that list and look back on it in thirty days. See how many of those requests God has answered. You will be shocked how many have been answered.