Today’s Inspiration: The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out. Leviticus 6:12-13 NIV. A personal prayer life is a personal relationship and communion with God. Prayer is not an option in a Christian life, it is the core and spirituality of a Christian living. Prayer is not a religious ritual nor a mystical utterance. Prayer is the sanctification process of the priesthood, the cleansing of the vessel for the master’s use. Jesus last prayer in the garden of gethsemane was for His disciples and followers to be sanctified. John 17:17.
An old revivalist once said,” when we keep the fire in the temple of God burning, the glorious fire of God keeps us burning. Therefore building our personal prayer altar is imperative to the growth of our spirit man. A prayer life is not to be stagnant but contemplative, spiritual, dynamic and powerful. Apostle Paul taught,” Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Prayer: O Lord my God, let I not be easily tempted, distracted or frustrated by the things of the world. May the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be pleasing to you in prayer. Let the fire on the altar be kept burning day and night. Teach me how to pray like you did for your disciples and lead me by your Holy Spirit to encounter your presence, revelation and fire daily. Help me to walk with godly wisdom and a Holy life of worship, Jesus' Name, Amen.