Let’s just be honest with ourselves and our Lord, often times we feel as if God does not hear our prayers or that He just says “no” for no good reason! What is really going on?
Ephesians 6:17-18 Take the Word of God praying with all prayers.
Galatians 5:6 Faith works by love.
If we take the Word of God and pray it out in love, God hears our petition. Will He ever tell us no? How can He deny our prayer that is according to His will? He would have to deny Himself. Sometimes what we request in prayer takes time because other people are involved and they have the freedom to choose. We know that according to the Bible, God wants all men to know the truth and be saved. Does this mean all men will be saved? No, it does not. Many will go to hell completely against God’s will. Despite knowing this, the Lord wants His people to make intercession for all men. We praise God and rejoice when a sinner comes to the Lord, but we continue praying for those who have yet to make a decision.
Galatians 6:9 Let us not be weary(weak) in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
What is due season? It is an appointed time set by God. We want an instant answer to our prayers, but God picks the time and He seems to always be slow. This may sound funny, but I have prayed over myself for a healing and then stood for days awaiting the manifestation of my prayer. Days later it came and I said to myself, “Oh, that didn’t take long”. Some prayers require a longer waiting period than others and I’m not sure why God makes us wait. I do know this one thing, if we don’t take the Word of God praying, due season will not come.
1Peter 5:8-9 Be vigilant because the devil is seeking whom he may devour. Resist him with your faith knowing that he is over coming your brothers in the world.
Your prayers are far more successful than you realize, you’re still here prospering while other believers are being devoured. God is hearing and answering our prayers, that’s why we are still here and growing stronger every day. The devil never gives up, he has nothing better to do than to kill, destroy and steal. The prayers we hold fast to are protecting us. We take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, when we pray. Our prayers are more than nice flowing words, they are the devil’s worst day. Want to really mess with the devil? Pray in tongues! He doesn’t know what you’re saying, he just knows you are using your faith.
Hebrews 1:3 Jesus is upholding the whole world by the power of His Word.
Can you better understand why we are instructed to take the Word of God praying? We pray the Word Jesus uses to uphold everything and He performs His Word. If you expect to succeed in life you must have an ongoing prayer life.
Seven days without prayer makes us weak.