To travail in a place of prayer with the Lord is like a woman in labour when birth pangs or contraction has arrived and she is about to give birth.  Being in labour pains but she has to push persistently persevering in the midst of the pains and unrest experienced.  Her mind is focused on delivering a healthy child until the baby is delivered her mind is not at rest.  

James Goll stated seven women in the Bible that travailed to give birth to God’s purpose on a blog post about Prayer that gives birth .  Prayer that gives birth to God’s purpose, vision and plans begins with travail in a place of prayer.


When you come before God to travail with Him you have to keep pressing, keep pushing until you receive results in the spirit realm. In His presence you release yourself  in complete surrender to Him.   You spirit, body and soul unites with Christ through His spirit that lives in you working together to manifest His promises, will and blessings in your life as it is in heaven.  There needs to be a pressing desire for God to manifest His glory through you.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.  21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world John 16:20-21 KJV.

Do not stop until you receive a breakthrough or victories with God.  Jesus emphasized that in labour, there may be tears of sorrow, remembrance of  all the pains you  experienced at that moment but when you receive your breakthrough it is turned to joy and the anguish is forgotten for good because He has made you glad.

To travail in a place of prayer is a time of persistence and perseverance. You travail in a place of prayer with a with a pressing urge to see the end results, God’s heart desire, will, purpose and plan.


When you travail in a place of prayer, you would always come out victorious for who is man that can compete or contend with Him.  Those that travail in their secret place (solitude) of the most high always come  through on the other side strong, with perfect peace and restful minds that their cries, labour pains, birth pangs always results to hearts of rejoicing and thanksgiving that the Lord has granted their hearts desires.


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Prayer is the key to maintaining  consistent and  regular communion with God.  It keeps you in tune with the Holy Spirit.  To be able to pray to the Father  effectively, you need to understand what His ways, thoughts and plans are.  Meditate and study the word of God to fully comprehend His ways, thoughts and plans.  Without the Word it is impossible to understand the mind of Christ and the  heart of our Heavenly Father.

Praying in the spirit stirs up your spirit to connect and unite with the Holy Spirit, making intercessions for you in ways that we do not  understand.  The Spirit of the living God is pure, holy and has power to search the heart and helps us to pray for  the perfect will of God over our lives.

‘Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God’. Romans 8:26-27 NKJV

Praying the Father’s heart starts with the act of surrendering your fleshly desires, will, heart, life, spirit body and soul also everything about you to Jesus Christ on the cross.  It is all about Him and not you.  You must decrease and He increase so that His name be glorified in your life (John 3:30).  To achieve this requires your submission of self pride, humbling yourself under the mighty hands of God for His will, purpose and plan to be perfected in your life

In every situation or challenge you experience, discover God’s will and promise through spending time in His presence, praying in the spirit and  in communion with God.  Having a divine knowledge and understanding of His perfect will and plan causes the situation to fall into alignment according to His purpose.  It positions you strategically in place of receiving all that He has in store for you, abundance of His love, divine breakthrough and intervention.

My life of prayer has been a powerful tool to connect with God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit to gain divine access to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace in time of need, enforce my royal and priestly authority in the heavenly realms to command what be not as though they were.  When I pray in the spirit, the Lord gives me insight to His heart that is beyond human comprehension and limitation.

I pray that the Lord would open your spiritual eyes to see beyond your human understanding to grasp the heart and mind of God.  He will help you through the power of the Holy Spirit to pray in perfect fullness  His  heart’s desires even in your weaknesses in Jesus Name Amen.


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Oh Lord my God, my refuge and strength.  I thank You for my family, friends and loved ones.  Thank You for Your grace is enough in the midst of all surrounding circumstance to see us through.  You are the pillar that holds their lives and with You all things are possible.  So today I pray that You guide, strengthen and protect them from every plans of the evil one.  Nothing is too hard for You  and You are a faithful God.  I pray for those who have not yet received their salvation that You would touch their hearts and bring them back to Christ as their Lord and saviour.  Also those who have disconnected from You and backslidden,   I pray that they would rededicate their lives, reconnect with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as their Father, Friend, lover of their soul and their all in all.  Heavenly Father keep them under the shadow of Your wings and teach me how to be of help, support and strengthen my relationship with them in Jesus Name Amen.


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Father in heaven, we thank You  for Your Son Jesus Christ who was crucified on the cross of Calvary.  We thank You for Your blood that washes away my  sins, purifies my heart and cleanses me from all unrighteousness.  I confess that I am sinner and have  sinned against You,  Father I humble myself before you and surrender my life, all that I am to You.  Forgive me of  all my sins, both the sins of commission and omission.  Teach me how to forgive those that have mocked, persecuted, humiliated and offended me consistently and that have caused me to shut down and placed a stumbling block to my relationship with You.  So that my prayers might be answered as the Word of God says if I have anything against anyone forgive, let go of the issue so that Your Father in Heaven may forgive you.  In Jesus Name Amen.

And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Mark 11:25-26 NKJV


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Lord Jesus, the lover of my soul, my strength and rock, give me the strength to keep standing.  Even in the midst of the storm, I shall not fall but You shall carry me on wings like eagles.  Teach me Your ways, my heart holds on to Your words oh Lord.  While I wait on You, I pray that you strengthen my weak bones and stir up my heart never to loose hope in You.  Because hope differed makes the heart sick but when desire comes it is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12).  For You promised never to leave me nor forsake me and when I pass through the waters You shall be be with me and they shall not overflow me, when I walk through the fire, I shall not be burned.

I keep standing on Your word for it shall not return to You void.  I stand on Your rock for You are my firm foundation where I am solidly rooted in Your love.  I remain standing, abiding in Your love and Word that my joy will overflow.  I stand for I have firm confident assurance and know within my heart that You will never fail me.  Thank You Lord for answered prayers in Jesus Name Amen


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