It is so challenging to keep persevering in a place of prayer especially when you cant physically see the results. You pray morning, day and night, always in constant communion with Heavenly Father with the help of the Holy Spirit and it feels like your Lord God is not answering your petitions. So where have you gone wrong? Is your heart right with God? So how do you keep persevering in a place of prayer.
There is a parable Jesus told His disciples, the parable of the persistent widow to encourage us to keep persevering in a place of prayer (Luke 18:1-8). This story stirs our heart that we ought to pray always and not to loose hope, faith or give up. In summary, the parable illustrates to us about a Judge and widow in a certain city. The Judge had no fear or reverence for God and no respect or care for His people.
This widow persistently persevered in her demand for justice to protect and defend her against her adversary. Her perseverance in pressurising the Judge caused him to change his decision. Yet because this widow continues to bother me, I will defend and protect and avenge her, lest she give me intolerable annoyance and wear me out by her continual coming orat the last she come and rail on me or assault me or strangle me Luke 18:5 amp
How much more our Heavenly Father who loves us dearly would do for us? He ways, plans and thoughts are above yours. You are His chosen ones, God’s elect, He would surely defend, avenge and protect you when you cry out to Him in private. You prayers to Him is not in vain, He hears and answers them all according to His will purpose and plan.
He is always on on time but His timing is different from yours. He has a set appointed time for everything. Everything He does is beautiful and marvellous in His sight. He makes everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
Prayer is the master key to your breakthrough. Why don’t you start your day and end your day in prayer. For there is power in the words that proceeds from your mouth, the power of life and death, to build and destroy, uproot and establish. I decree and declare that as you present your case to Father, as you petition heaven may He answer you speedily at the set appointed time.
It is important to have the right attitude and mindset, renewing your mind to what the Word says over the situation. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. As you approach the throne of grace and mercy have faith in God and believe without a doubt that He is able to do more than you can expect or imagine.
So if you have been praying for so long and it seems like He is not hearing or answering your prayers, I would encourage you to discover more of who He is. He is the King of kings, Lord of Lords, Alpha and Omega, the Author and Finisher of your faith. When you have a divine knowledge of who He is and who you are in Christ, you would approach Him as His Son or Daughter who has an inheritance in His kingdom then whatsoever you ask in His name and He will answer and act on your behalf (John 14:13-14)
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