Have you ever wondered about the usage of words like always, without ceasing, continually, at all times etc, with respect to prayer? Better still, have you ever questioned why Jesus rose early in the morning to pray or a great while before day? (“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed” Mark 1:35 KJV) Or why Jesus had to withdraw himself to a solitary place, desert, mountains, etc praying throughout the night.
Many of us who thought we should only pray when our heart is troubled, or when we see circumstances beyond our control should realize that we are yet to be like Jesus. Most of the diseases, demon possessed people, and accusations that came his way, he attended to them as though he was referring to a case of headache.
I propose that we checkmate the weakness of our body. Most times we’ve wanted to pray, but we are subtly and stylishly hindered by the dictates of our body, saying, I’m tired, weak, and need some rest. When Jesus faced the same problem while praying in the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46), though he acknowledged the weakness of the body in struggling to gain full control, but he simply triumphed by putting his body under check. Today many believers put this willingness of their spirit under, and allow the weakness of the body to gain ascendancy.
God is not hungry and thirsty of us praying, he simply commands it, because he knows it’s profitable to us. Why not act like a soldier, who will always defer every other hindrance so that he can carry out in detail the orders of his General.
Common get on your kneels and pray some.
– adeyiga awomuti