Man of God! Help me, my prayer fire is quenching.😭🙏🏻
Pastor! Aid me, I’m not praying again.😭🙏🏻
Counsellor! My Prayer life is under attack. Please Help.😭🙏🏻
These and many more are the cries of some people on my wall. If you’re having such issues, then welcome on board. I’ll be sharing with you some Principles that will help you grow your prayer life.
1.THE PRINCIPLE OF RESPONSIBILITY
The number one factor that people do get wrong is creating the mentality that it’s the counselor that will help them grow their prayer life. No! No! And No! You’re the one responsible for your growth. I can’t be eating and be expecting that you’re the one that will be defecating for me. You must be the one that responsible, while the Counselor is there to only guide you. It’s the sense responsibility that will make you to be accountable. If you know you’ll not be responsible please don’t read further.
2.Principle of an Operating System/Time management.
Time management is life management. If you can manage your time very well and you can Create a some hours in your schedule for prayers, then you’re really ready to pray. The reason why you’ve not been praying is that you don’t painstakingly schedule the days of your prayer weekly, monthly and yearly. You have to build an operating system around it. How do I build an operating system around it? You do so by first deciding the numbers of days you’ll be praying in a week e.g. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will be my prayer days(I’ll advice you couple it with fasting)and you’ll create some hours out of those days according to your schedule.
This may be tedious, but remember you have to grow🧏🏻.
I’ve met with so many people that will be like it’s only midnight they want to be praying. Prayer made in the normal day seems not to be potent to them. See these Bible passages:
Psalms 127:2 – “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”
Ecclesiastes 5:12 – “The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.”
And many more scriptures that speak about night rest.
Understand your Prime Time. Prime Time is the time that you’re most active. This can be in the day or night. The fact is that you must pray, not you must pray in the night.
Stop comparing yourself with someone that their prime time is in the night. Doing this comparison will always makes you not to achieve anything. Stop thinking that it’s an attack. It’s not an attack. It’s misunderstanding of Yourself.
I’ve seen some people that will say they can’t Pray by 12am because they have had a stressful day. I advise them to change the time to 5am in the morning and they are doing well in prayer now.
More so, I’m not underestimating night prayer. In fact I used to do that at least once in a week but the fact is that you must understand yourself.
4.PRINCIPLE OF PROGRESSION
Some people are fond of boasting here and there saying things like, ” I just finished 12 hours of tongues at a stretch.” Well, they have their reward. When you hear this, it enters your head and you say to yourself that you’ll go and try it too. I’m assuring you that you can never reach that level.
You don’t just wake up after you’re just been given birth to and start saying that you want to be eating strong bones. You don’t start school in university level you start it in primary level. You don’t start praying 60 hours when you’ve not practice praying for 60 minutes.
Start by setting a progressive goal for yourself, tell yourself you’ll pray 30 minutes for this week and increase it with 15 minutes by the following week, as you do that you’ll see that praying for long hours will soon become easy for you.
5.PRINCIPLE OF AN ATMOSPHERE
Prayer energy is always available when you leverage on an atmosphere. What’s an atmosphere? This simply means playing a spirit filled song to charge your environment. You can plug in your earpiece and play chants or tongues. Go to Naijasermon.com.ng and look for Spirit filled chants that will elevate your spirit in the place of prayer. Play it along as you pray.
6.PRINCIPLE OF TONGUES
You can’t go far in prayer if you’re not baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. You’ll always exhaust your prayer points on time if you can’t pray in tongues. You can get aid on how to be baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues through the tongues series on this blog.
7.PRINCIPLE OF INTERCESSION
When you see someone that is praying in tongues for a longtime, they don’t pray for themselves. Rather, they intercede for the kingdom and the church. Cultivate this attitude and see yourself grow in prayer.
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