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DAY 38

Read: Luke 19:28-48

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus is the perfect illustration of how vastly wide people’s emotions can swing. One day the people are shouting “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” and a few days later they’re shouting “Crucify him!”

Emotions are fleeting. So it’s wise that we not make important decisions based on emotions. When facing important decisions, we must seek wisdom and counsel. Above all, we must seek God’s direction through prayer.

The subject of prayer has been increasingly pressed upon my heart this past year. I’ve never considered myself a “prayer warrior,” but I know we’re all called to pray. God wants us to commune with Him, to share with Him the details of our lives.

After the Triumphal Entry, Jesus went to the temple, and He drove out the people who had turned the sacred space into a market. Jesus quoted the prophet Isaiah and said:

My house will be a house of prayer . . .

For me, prayer has always been a natural conversation with God throughout my day. I know He’s always with me. But I also want to be more intentional about prayer.

How often do I turn my own home into a house of prayer?

How often do I go to my church for the sole purpose of praying?

Prayer is more than a “last resort” when life turns topsy-turvy. Prayer is a necessity — even after a triumphal moment in our lives.

Denise J. Hughes

A lover of words and the Word. Author of #DeeperWaters and the #WordWriters Bible studies.

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