Continue in Prayer

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2

I think sometimes we may feel like we have exhausted our prayers and that we already know how we should be praying. But with the many problems and challenges that we face there is always something to pray about.

I sometimes write down my prayers because I like writing and I have stumbled upon lists of prayers that I have written down after a few years and am generally amazed at how God met every one of my requests. Life can be overwhelming and at times we may feel like a failure or that there is no end in sight to our difficulties. This is why God instructs us to take every single worry to him and to rest in his assurance that he has it all in control.

I certainly wake up some days feeling overwhelmed and wanting to start the night again to get another 12 hours before moving ahead. And then God reminds me that he sits ready for me to hand the worries and anxieties to him and trust him to resolve every single difficulty.

There are times when we don’t even know where to begin with praying and we are worried about finding the correct words. This is where the Holy Spirit steps in and supports us when we are completely surrendered to him. “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” Romans 8:26

And not only does the Holy Spirit pray on our behalf, Jesus sits at the right hand of God making daily intercession for us. Romans 8:34 This is why prayer is such a powerful tool for believers because within our prayers is the supernatural activity of praying through the Holy Spirit and Jesus himself praying on our behalf. And then there are angels encamping around us to deliver us out of every difficulty and they are busy producing the answers to our prayers and at times doing war in the heavens on our behalf. Daniel 10

Continue in prayer even when it is difficult because great things happen when we pray. Our prayers are powerful and effective. James 5:16

A.P.-Y.

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