“Be persistent and devoted to prayer, being alert and focused in your prayer life with an attitude of thanksgiving”.
Colossians 4:2 AMP
Do you get tired of praying when you have been praying for the same thing for a long period? Sometimes we feel tempted to give up in situations like this, but we need to remember that even when we are unable to see the effects of our prayers, our Father in Heaven hears us. (1 John 5:14).
Prayer is not necessarily about getting our requests answered. It is about being in a relationship with God. It is communicating with God. Prayer isn’t about asking alone, it’s also about opening our hearts to hear God. It is a channel by which God can work with us to take charge of tomorrow.
When our prayers seem unfruitful and all hope lost, we are to stay believing. Let’s talk about Abraham for a minute — God promised him a child in his old age yet he waited for twenty-five years before it was fulfilled and while he waited, the Bible showed us that his belief in God was unwavering (Rom 4:16-24, Prov 3:5). Like Abraham, we must believe that God can always be trusted to keep His word while we wait on Him.
Listen, God hears. Regardless of how long it takes for our prayers to be “answered”, we must keep praying (1 Thess 5:17). Therefore, our hearts should remain open to hear and be directed by God. This changes our perspective to prayer — we come to know that it is not about what it does for us but what it does in us. Keep praying!
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 1:26-38, Ephesians 1:15-23,Psalms 119:9-16, I Kings 2-3