STAYING LONG IN PRAYER
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” Luke 18:1
While the content is beautiful, it is not enough. Prayer requires your full attention. It is a set time that you must fellowship with the Lord. It is not a time to be shared nor a time to remember all of the tasks you are yet to complete.
Let your spirit ride on the words in prayer and this requires maximum concentration. Don’t hit the gushers before the gushers come, wait, be patient. You have to learn to stay in prayer so that when you say, ‘I got it’, you’ll know for a fact that you actually got it.
And if the time doesn’t permit you to receive what you are expecting, commit to coming back to continue till you receive it. You will be unfair to yourself if you after persevering long enough, you don’t receive what you are expectant for.
The reason we spend time long enough in prayer is not because we are praying to overcome the hesitancy of God neither are we praying to dismantle the blockades of the devil. Some people think of Daniel’s prayer that took twenty-one days to get answers as being a likely situation that they are going through, but they forget that Daniel got answers every single time apart from this situation.
We pray long to quieten our soul, to still your soul. There is to much noise that you have gotten from the world around you; you’ve read too much, heard too much information and now your soul may fill with a lot of garbage. So, in prayer, you let the Spirit of God quieten your soul to the point where your own spirit gains the ascendancy, then you have free flow of communication with the Father.
If when praying, you remember you haven’t paid some bills or how someone spoke to you disrespectfully the other day, then your soul isn’t quiet yet. Psalm 23:2-3 says “…he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul…” Do you understand what he means when he says He restores your soul? He snatches it back from the things that have attached themselves to your soul by restoring it back to normal. This is why you must pray long in tongues.
When you practice this continually, your prayer life will become very effective and will be a time you always enjoy.
I Thank You Dear Heavenly Father, for my soul is at peace. I am given to intimacy with you through prayer. My spirit freely communes with You. And I receive answers, clarity, direction and purpose in all that concerns me, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21