Now it was during this time that Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and he spent all night in prayer to God – Luke 6:12

Have you ever spent an entire night in prayer?

I remember a night in college when a young woman had an aneurysm. Hundreds of us gathered to pray for her. After 15 minutes there were half as many people, by 30 minutes half again, and within an hour the crowd had dwindled to a dozen. This small group continued in prayer, and we felt compelled to pray through the night. Slowly the dozen became about 6. This may have been the first time I was aware of God speaking to me.

Jesus needed an entire night of prayer before choosing the 12 apostles. What are you facing that could stand divine guidance and favor? What have you faced?

When Nathanael was born, the night the doctors diagnosed him with “Down Syndrome”, I prayed all night in my home office, holding him in my arms. I have prayed over him almost every night since.

I’ve prayed all night at various major life events, and those nights are precious to hold onto. How about you? I’d love to hear your story.