Romans 12:11-12 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Our opening texts instructs us to continue instant in prayer. It makes us aware of the fact that the more we grow in the things of God, the more our culture in the Lord is enhanced.
Prayer is one exercise we must allow become a part of us early enough. One crucial thing we must learn early enough is the ability to develop and maintain a culture of fervent prayer.
Paul instructs believers to pray without ceasing (1 Thess 5:17). He does that because he knows that like physical exercise, spiritual exercises are built by continuity.
What a lot of people are unaware of is that the effect and result of a fervent prayer life would be needed one day. This is not because we are weak in faith or negative in our thought, but because we are aware that the world is fallen, challenges would rise and temptation would come knocking at the door.
Interestingly, what would keep us standing and sane in those times would come from a deep seated conviction birthed in the place of fervent prayer. We would have – by fervent prayer- developed thick skin for seemingly unpleasant circumstances. We give ourselves to the ministry of prayer.
For the next three days, we’d look at three important things that a consistent prayer exercise births in us and for us.
Do this: Create a sustainable schedule that enables you to be consistent in prayer.