Learning how to pray earnestly

Published: 02nd October 2009
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Learning to pray earnestly is one of your greatest assets as a christian
The earnest heartfelt prayer of a righteous man makes gigantic power available [dynamic in its working] (James 5:16 AMP)

The scripture above talks about the kind of prayer that produces results; it is earnest, heartfelt and continued. To pray this way you have to exert yourself into this prayer and then pull your emotions to pray effectively.You should not take prayer lightly. It is very powerful so do not be assuaged from your goal while praying.

Learning to pray earnestly means that during this kind of prayer you have to turn off all distractions so that you can pray effectively.

Elijah had to pray this way to stop the rain from falling on the country for 3 and a half years. (James 5:17). 1 Kings 18 throws more light on how he prayed earnestly: "And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees" (1 Kings 18:42). Elijah put off every distraction and that is why he got such great results.

So if ever you are encountered with a difficult situation, learn to pray earnestly.Shut yourself in a quiet corner so you can concentrate on God. Learn to pray earnestly and don't let your mind wonder off.

Cast your entire self and emotions into that prayer, for the earnest, heartfelt prayer of a righteous man produces results; it makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working. The results your want are based on your ability in learning to pray earnestly.


Dear Father, thank you for teaching me your Word today on how to pray earnestly and passionately about the changes I seek to effect in my life and in circumstances around me.I put your Word to work today, as I kneel in prayer, declaring words of faith and power, with intent and singleness of purpose, and I have fantastic results that are evident so that everyone can see as I learn to pray earnestly, in Jesus' Name. Halleluyah.

Further Study:
Luke 22:44; James 5:17

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