PRAYER CAN TAKE YOU TO THE HEIGHTS                (1)     Luke 5:16

And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.(v16)

In 1958 when I first pioneered my work in the suburbs of soul, I knew little about prayer life. We were so poor after the Korean War. The economy was in shambles and I was living from hand to mouth. I prayed then-not because I was spiritual – but because I needed an everyday meal from the Lord. I was fasting and praying, not because of my spirituality, but because I was forced to do so. I had nothing to eat. And so, I really prayed and that became the foundation for the tremendous growth of my ministry. Through prayer I can really stand before the Lord in a righteous way. In other words, I cannot sustain. For my own survival  I have to pray. I must pray whether people like me or not. Since I was praying so fervently, one by one my disciples began to take after me. Sheep follow after the shepherd. If a leader doesn’t pray, people will never follow. You may instruct them to pray, but if you don’t practice your life, none will follow you. Since I was so intent on my prayer life, all my associates-my elders and deacons – all began to pray. Because of this our church is wonderfully organized to pray. When I suggest, let’s pray, “they will go into prayer for hours and hours I have to ring the bell to stop them. It is really beautiful. (Dr. Paul Yonggi Cho)

PRAYER LINE: My Father and my God, please help me to begin each day with Bible, study Your Word and pray with the leading of the Holy Spirit to fulfill my destiny.

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Prayer is the Bridge between panic and peace.

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