Persevere in prayer

Prayer is one of the most important issues in the life of a believer, since that is the way we have to communicate with our God, without needing to look for a goat to sacrifice it, we can freely access before the Heavenly Father, without need to take an appointment, He is always ready to listen to us, so this is a grace that we should take advantage of and be persevering in prayer.

The word perseverance in the Bible can be found many times, and is that this Christian life is about persevere no matter what we have to risk, since being Christians makes us deny many things and as for prayer, this is a legacy has been given to us and we can not neglect it, although we know that it has been difficult for any Christian to maintain perseverance in prayer, but that should not discourage us, but we should every day regain strength and make our best effort.

The apostle Paul wrote:

2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

Colossians 4:2-3

The apostle uses the imperative “continue”, that is, it is not something that we can negotiate, it is something we must do, not only try it, but beyond that, we must be persevere in prayer and understand that prayer goes much further to ask for things from God, but we must give thanks to God for everything, for the good He has been for us.

Is it hard to pray? The more we get involved with spiritual things like reading the Bible, gathering, praying, fasting, etc., the more our spiritual appetite opens up, and we must run for it and be perseverant. With God we can achieve it.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    Persevere in prayer
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    In spite of the enormous importance for us, as believers, of having fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ, and through Him continue in prayer to the Father God, we are not always ready to do it.

    Every day we need to remind ourselves of that; otherwise we are prone to forget and neglect our prayers to the Lord.
    Sometimes we are taken over by daily routine, to the point that other activities take the place of talking—sometimes about the same things—to the Lord.

    If we are drawn into things of this world, like maybe travelling or meeting with some friends, we can forget prayer and then our conscience tells us: “Your God must be first”.

    We need the Lord God to be with us. Our soul thirsts for God, and in difficult times or when we have troubles, we long to be in the presence of the Lord.

    Jesus himself, our Lord, said to people that they “ought always to pray, and not to faint”
    (Luke 18:1)
    On other occasions, Jesus said to his disciples they needed to pray so that they would not fall into temptation.

    The apostle Paul was, as we know, a man of prayer at all times. So we read in some epistle of his. In part of his teaching, hr asks the church:

    “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
    Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds” Colossians 4:2-3

    It’s a sure fact that our Lord knows perfectly what things we need. It’s also true that, if we want more people to be attracted to God’s kingdom, we need to speak to them about the mystery of Christ. But Paul, and we also, need doors to be opened so we can speak; we need the power of the Holy Spirit to be manifested through (or with) our words. Paul is definitely ready, as he said: “for necessity is laid on me; yes, woe is to me, if I preach not the gospel!”
    (1 Corinthians 9:16)
    Prayer is necessary since we depend on the power and the grace of God.

    May the Lord God impress on us such a feeling of dependence on him that, at any time, we do not neglect our prayer but seek his fellowship.

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