Apostle Grace Lubega
Luke 18:1 (KJV); And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
One of the traditions of prayer that has been taught in the body of Christ today is that prayer is more effective at particular times of the day.
As such, there are doctrines about praying at the midnight hour or the 3am hour. I have heard some teach that the powers of darkness are most powerful and active during these times, so the Christian must be alert and awake at these times of the night.
Firstly, this teaching gives power to the enemy yet the scripture is clear that all power was given to Christ and He handed that power to us (Matthew 28:18-19).
Secondly, what you must understand is that this doctrine is based on earthly time and not spiritual time. Midnight in Malaysia is not midnight in Kenya. 3am in Nigeria is not 3am in the United Kingdom.
Do we then assume that God can only work at 3am in Nigeria and not work in the United Kingdom simply because it is not 3am in that nation?
In our theme scripture, the Lord says, men ought to always pray and not faint. He did not tag the requirement of prayer to any specific hour of the day.
As children of God, the clock of the spirit is aligned for each of us; spiritual time favours us as long as we know how to tap into it. It is more important to connect to spiritual time in prayer than basing answered prayer on earthly time.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Romans 12:12
GOLDEN NUGGET: As children of God, the clock of the spirit is aligned for each of us; spiritual time favours us as long as we know how to tap into it. It is more important to connect to spiritual time in prayer than basing answered prayer on earthly time.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I walk in the wisdom of an effective prayer life. My spirit is aligned to spiritual time. I know how to seize the ‘kairos’ moments in prayer. My life of prayer is a success and full of fruit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.