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PRAYER: FELLOWSHIP OVER SITUATIONSHIP

PRAYER: FELLOWSHIP OVER SITUATIONSHIP

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:18

     There has been series of topics bothering on Prayer; its effectiveness and its importance to a Believer’s growth and life. What really is prayer then? Prayer is the act of communicating with God. As simple as this definition is, it carries two key points: “act” and “communication”.

     Prayer being an act means that there is an action of speaking. The volume at which every believer decides to pray however, is personal to them. The most important thing is you must speak while praying; either low pitched or high pitched. Every believer must understand that speaking while praying is a spiritual engagement, and while many always feel it is in the mind it actually really is not. Any form of interaction in the mind is intrapersonal and prayer is meant to be interpersonal as a result of your spirit communing with God. Additionally, Proverbs 18:21 informs us that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” So, you should utilize that power in your tongue as you pray.

     The other characteristics of prayer is “communication” and this involves a form of conversation between two people sharing ideas, thoughts, opinions, questions etc. Communication means that two people have set a ground of understanding to build upon, which simply means that they must speak and understand the same language. For communication to happen at all, the participants engaged in it must understand each other. This is really what qualifies Prayer as a fellowship; Communication. Believers always seem to forget that they are communicating with the father and just the same way we all love to chat, call or text each other, that same way we should all love to talk to the Father, we all claim to love as often as possible. We should learn to seek his opinion and ask for direction; we should learn to inform him about things and learn to listen to him speak back to us. Many believers don’t even believe God speaks which is just really amazing. When you understand that prayer is communication, you would understand why it is important in your relationship with God.

       Just the same way relationship experts advise couples to communicate as much as possible, the same way the bible informs us that Christ is the groom and we are his bride. So, what kind of bride only talks to her groom when she only needs something? Definitely not the groom’s favorite bride. No kind of relationship is sustained without proper communication. The easiest way to break a relationship is to cut-off communication, the relationship will naturally fizzle out. The vibe will be lost and the participants would miss out of enjoying the full benefit of the relationship, everything will suddenly seem forced. Prayer is meant to bring comfort and peace. This is why we all need to approach prayer with a better understanding and with fervent devotion and dedication.

    As a believer your prayer-life is your threshold; the better, the merrier. 1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” The confidence part is built from a relationship, and a relationship is built around consistency. 

DECLARATION: My prayer life is becoming more effective and engaging. By the enablement of the spirit of God, I start enjoying prayer time. I find joy and comfort in the place of prayer. My heart is always drawn to talk to my Father. My communication with the Father takes shape; it becomes sweeter and merrier. 

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING