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 inspirational speaker with experience as a business owner and corporate management for over 25 years. 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 been a member of the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am presently a Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron and moderate over numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. My degree is in Business and Organizational Communication from The University of Akron, and I am working on my M.A. in Christian Studies with Crown College (MN). My hometown is Cleveland (the center of the universe) and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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