“Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.”

Hosea 10:12b‬‬

You may have heard of the expression “praying through”. We don’t hear it much these days, but it meant the sense that you get when you’ve achieved a particular victory in prayer. It referred to praying about a matter until you felt within yourself that you had been heard; the prayer was answered, and you knew it within. It’s getting that note of victory, that you’ve laid hold of something. 

This is far different than just ‘saying a prayer. We are not talking about a religious practice but experiencing God, having an assurance that God is personally there listening to you. Hosea encourages us to “break up the ground” with prayer; seeking God’s face and not just His hand; not missing out on the relationship with God we are all designed for. It is said that prayer is the lungs of a believer. Consider yourself like a diver, deep under the ocean, protected from the pressure by the suit which connects you to the surface with a breathing tube. We need a connection to the oxygen of Heaven or we get into difficulty very quickly.

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Jesus regularly told us to pray. He said in Luke 18:1 “that men always ought to pray and not lose heart”. To not be discouraged, we ought to pray but many of us get discouraged and stop praying to perpetuate a cycle of discouragement. Courage comes from time with God through prayer (Zechariah 4:6). Everything that we would want to happen has its birthplace in prayer (Jeremiah 33:3, Matthew 7:7 and 21:22, John 14:13). Paul tells us to pray with ‘all prayer’ and there are different kinds of prayer.

Jas.5.16 – Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

” Praying through” is an effective fervent prayer for the believer. You stay in the place of prayer till you get a note of victory, till God’s word is lighted upon your heart. This is how to get more results from your prayer life.

Further Reading: James 5:15-17, 1 Timothy 2:1-4


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