The prayer altar has proven to be the most sharpest sickle of harvest. Prayer is not an advice neither an admonition. Prayer is a commandment.
It is When thou pray, not if thou pray. If prayer is a choice it would have been if thou pray.
“But when ye prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy father which is in the secret; and thy father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Mat.6:6.
It is our secret engagement that engender open rewards.
Most of our prayers are self centered. God’s number one interest is to see his kingdom grow.
The kingdom of hell is not meant for men. It is meant for the devil and his cohorts. We are thought how to pray in Mat.6:9-10. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our father which art in heaven Hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.”
We must pray for the kingdom first before we start asking for bread and butter. This kind of prayer moved God the most.
While people get answers when they request, we get rewards praying kingdom oriented prayers.
Prayer is not meant for pastors alone. Prayer is a mandate for every believer.
“And he spake a parable unto this end, that men ought to pray and not to faint.” Lk.18:1.
“Pray without ceasing.” 1Thes.5:17.
I am not against asking God but it is so funny the way many believers have turned themselves into prayer projects. Placing all kinds of demands on God, going from one prayer house to the other.
Prayer is not a gift neither a talent, prayer is a commandment. What you pray for others answers back for you.
“Finally brethren, pray for us, that the word of the lord may have free course and be glorified, even as it is with you.“2.Thes.3:1
What to wear and what to eat are always clamouring for your attention.
If you can suspend placing demands on God and start praying on behalf of others, you will see God committed to your needs.
You can’t be committed to his interest and not be committed to your welfare – anything that touches you touches God.
How can you say that you love someone and you don’t know his interest? God’s primary interest is to see the lost and the unsaved being convicted and converted into the kingdom.
As long as there are still people following the devil in our territory, we must continue to pray for them. Until you are tired of blessings, don’t be tired of prayers.