Importance of prayer in our lives

In Matthew 17:1-13 (also Mark 9:2-13 and Luke 9:28-36) Jesus and the disciples went up on the mountain to pray. At that moment Jesus was transformed before the eyes of the disciples and was accompanied by Moses and Elijah. Jesus had not long before this shared with his disciples that he would soon have to die. The important thing to remember is that, before the transfiguration took place, Jesus made it a point to get away from the crowds and pray. We cannot begin to know how God is working in our life if we are not consistently praying. Even Jesus looked to His heavenly Father for guidance and encouragement. Shouldn’t we do the same?

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About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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