And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint
Every service we render to God, ought to be rendered with reasons. Having a reason for what we do is very important if we must see results.
Why do things with reason?
- Reason gives weight and force of passion. “Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. ” (Isaiah 41:21).
- Reason fortifies conviction against opposition.
Reasons we ought to pray:
- Fellowship, communion and intimacy with God for assimilation of divine nature.
- The flow of communication with God for download of divine information. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13).
- Fuel for generating divine power for exploits. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31).
- Fire for divine transformation unto a higher glory. “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap.” (Malachi 3:2-3).
- Forceful establishment of the will of God on earth. “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. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.” (Luke 11:1-2).
Beloved, those who truly love God spend time with Him in prayer.
Prayer focus: Father, empower me with grace to pray passionately and tirelessly in Jesus name.
Study focus: Jeremiah 29:9-14, Isaiah 62:6-7
For further studies get the message: WHY WE OUGHT TO PRAY