Apostle Grace Lubega
Luke 11:1 (KJV); And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
When the disciples observed Christ’s life of prayer, there was something about it that was worth learning from. They could not have asked Him to teach them to pray if they had not observed that His life of prayer was one that yielded results.
In our world today, there are people who have spent years praying over the same thing but that thing has never changed. They have closeted themselves in rooms for hours on end and some have seen their situations even worsen.
Why would someone pray endlessly and tirelessly and yet not have the results of a praying person?
Albert Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” It is spiritual insanity to keep within a lifestyle of prayer that is clearly not yielding the results that you desire.
The problem is not prayer itself, it is how you are praying. If you do not have the results of prayer, you must pause and honestly ask yourself whether you are praying the right way.
Put aside the pride that makes you assume that you know what you are doing. For a moment, do not delude yourself into thinking that God in His own time will intervene. Are you really praying right?
If your prayer life is fruitless, like the disciples, you must make the decision to learn how to pray. Ask the Spirit of God to teach you the hows of prayer. Study the Word of God on prayer. Read books and listen to rightful teachings about prayer.
Answers to prayer do not come because of the length of time spent in prayer, even though lengthy prayers have their place. Answers to prayer come because of the revelation and understanding that a man has in prayer. May the Lord teach you to pray.
FURTHER STUDY: James 5:16, Romans 8:26-27
GOLDEN NUGGET: Answers to prayer do not come because of the length of time spent in prayer, even though lengthy prayers have their place. Answers to prayer come because of the revelation and understanding that a man has in prayer.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this word. Thank You for teaching me how to pray. I do not pray out of mere emotion but out of revelation. My life of prayer is filled with results because I have received the understanding of how to pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.