Prayer is a very important aspect when it comes to Christian everyday life. The more we pray the more our spirit man is edified. Praying for long hours helps build a strong relationship with God. It helps you a lot to walk not in the desires of the flesh but of the Spirit.
Are you struggling to stay longer in prayer? Do you pray and a few minutes you are tired and don’t know what to say?
In this post, I share with you a simple strategy to stay or pray longer. I pray this will be a blessing to you.
In the book of Luke 11:1, one of Jesus’ disciples came to him asking of Jesus to teach them how to pray.
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Luke 11:1 (KJV)
Jesus then taught them how to pray, which we call the Lord’s prayer. We are going to use that to form the strategy to pray for long.
Pray each strategy for at least 10 minutes
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)
9 After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Matthew 6:9 (KJV)
At this stage worship and thank God. You can sing songs of worship and praise to Him.
Strategy 2. Pray for the Kingdom of God on earth
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:10 (KJV)
At this stage pray for the kingdom of God, the revival of the church. Pray for the salvation of sinners (if you know people who have not receive the salvation power of Jesus, pray for them, mention their names). Pray for God’s will to be done on earth and the lives of individuals.
Strategy 3. Pray for needs
Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:11 (KJV)
Here, pray for the needs of others and your needs. Ask God anything you want from Him. things you want him to do for you, your friends, loved ones and neighbours.
Strategy 4. Pray for forgiveness
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Matthew 6:12 (KJV)
This is the place for repentance, forgiveness and receiving of forgiveness. Here, repent of any wrong doings or sins you have committed. Forgive anyone who has wrong you, who has hurt you in one way or the other. Then ask for forgiveness from God and receive forgiveness from him.
Strategy 5. Spiritual Warfare
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
Matthew 6:13a (KJV)
Here is a place of spiritual warfare;
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
Pray for the protection of God upon your life and that of your loved ones. Here wage spiritual war, bind and loose, take territories and deliverance.
Strategy 6. Worship and Thanksgiving
or thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Matthew 6:13b (KJV)
End your prayers with worship and thanksgiving. It can also be in the form of a song.
This forms six strategies and if each level or strategy is prayed for ten minutes, by the end of the prayer it will be 60 minutes which is one hour, meaning you would have easily prayed an hour.
If you go according to the strategies I have given and you outline your prayer time, you will find out that you will be craving for more. Now if you also increase the time per each strategy your prayer time will increase.
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