In Matthew 14:23, Mark 1:35, and Luke ^:12, for example we are told that Jesus would go off alone to pray, sometimes before the sun was up. This shows us a pattern of prayer discipline we would do well to follow.

Something you must understand about the prophetic mantle is that its proper administration demands a life of discipline. The prophet who is always running his mouth, can’t keep a secret, doesn’t fast, can’t pray for long, won’t study the word in depth, and cannot overcome personal emotions, their own ego, and the opinions of others will always be a prophet with little substance.