︎ Saint Paul tells you:
Learn to present yourself as a living sacrifice to the Lord in prayer (Rom.12:1).
▪︎ Today, Jesus wants to challenge your weak prayer life (Lk.18:1)
▪︎ Because you and I do not measure up to a standard.
▪︎ Know that He is still a prayer-God in heaven, still interceding for His Church (Rom. 8:34).
▪︎ So Jesus expects you to pray without ceasing ( Lk.18:1)
▪︎ Jesus said, should He come today, would He still find such a prevailing prayer life packed with faith as that of the poor widow in Luke 18:8?
▪︎ Please, let us learn from Jesus and intercede for many (1Sam12:23)
▪︎ Let’s learn from the faith of the poor widow (Luke 18:1-8)
▪︎ The Holy Spirit is your prayer partner and prayer teacher too (Rom.11:26)
▪︎ He is our earthly prayer-God interceding for the Church. (Rom.11:26)
▪︎ Let’s learn prayer from the Holy Spirit. Pray in tongues and sing in tongues (1Corth.14:15)
but the Holy doesn’t see you as an active partner in your morning, afternoon and evening devotions.
▪︎ Why and why?
▪︎ Your prayers are too weak and poor, Oh sleeper, the Lord says. (Mk.14:37)
▪︎ Your 5 minutes and 10 minutes prayer are not enough.
▪︎ The Lord needs at least one hour
▪︎You could not watch with me for one hour…Matt.26:40)
▪︎ Now that you need spiritual strength you are sleeping for physical rest, eh!! — (Lk 22:40).
▪︎ Angels are very faithful in their worship to God more than we are in our prayer devotions.
▪︎ They don’t pray, because prayer is not given to them, theirs is worship and they are excellent at it.
We have been asked by God, divinely, to pray, but we don’t do it properly in our time ! (Lk 18:1; 1Thess. 5:19)
▪︎ Angels praise God non-stop. They don’t pray, they only worship.
▪︎ We pray and worship but we are not faithful in them as they are (Isa.29:13; Matt. 15:8-9; Mk. 7:7)
▪︎ Meanwhile we are greater than them, because they serve us. Heb. 2:14).
▪︎Seraphim are the highest class of angels who continually worship God in heaven: glory, glory, glory. ( Isa. 6:1-7)
▪︎ But we are above them. For we will judge them. (1Corth. 6:3)
▪︎ Why do we fall short? Angels do not have the Holy Spirit living in their hearts. We have the Holy Spirit.
▪︎ We pamper our weaknesses too much.
▪︎ The angels don’t lazy about the business of worship as we do here in Prayer on earth.
▪︎ Jesus taught us in prayer: His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matt. 6:10
▪︎ God’s will is for us to hallow His name and pray to Him as our Father in heaven. (Matt. 6:9-10(
▪︎ But we are a disappointment to God and ourselves in our prayer closet (Lk. 22:40-41)
▪︎ We cannot stay for even one hour or more as some still do and others have done in the past.
▪︎ Apostle P.N. Anim at age 90 could still pray from 1.00 am to 3.00 am daily.
▪︎ Why do you fail in your responsibility to pray continuously?
▪︎As angels praise continuously in heaven, so Christians must pray continuously on earth.
▪︎ We, together with the angels, must engage heaven and earth in prayer and worship to work supernaturally.
Christianity without effectual prayers keeps sinners in bondage, makes preaching a mere classroom philosophy, and also makes demons brag with empty noise, thus reducing signs and wonders in the Church as our Christian testimony.
Let Christians, all over the world, wake up again in prayer. This will bring repentance and faith to sinners through effectual prayers in our public prayers and at our quiet time moments.