Apostle Grace Lubega
James 5:16 (KJV); Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Effective prayer requires fervency.
I have known people whose prayer life is punctuated by five minutes of mumbled words to satisfy them that they have prayed. For some, if they pray, they do so with a bored passiveness because prayer is nothing more than a chore that they must finish.
There are results you may never see in prayer when you do not pray with fervency.
Fervency means that you pray with passion and intensity. In fervent prayer, you invest your emotions in prayer because you must have the results of prayer.
In James 5:17 ESV, the Bible says, “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.”
It was prayer with fervency that withheld rain for three years. It was not a passive mumbling of words that brought this forth.
In Hebrews 5:7, the Bible gives us a picture of Jesus Christ in fervent prayer. The Bible says, “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared.”
If you want to advance in the degrees of prayer, you must learn to pray with fervency.
FURTHER STUDY: James 5:17, Hebrews 5:7
GOLDEN NUGGET: Effective prayer requires fervency. Fervency means that you pray with passion and intensity. In fervent prayer, you invest your emotions in prayer because you must have the results of prayer.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank You because I grow in the degrees of prayer. I am passionate in my intercession and supplication; my spirit is alive and active. Creation and heaven hear me because I have learnt to pour my whole heart into prayer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.