In Luke 18:1, Jesus says that sometimes we can lose heart in prayer. But we should always pray and never lose heart.
Has your prayer life gotten away from you? Are you worried that you aren’t praying well? God knows that we live in a challenging world with difficult circumstances. The part we need to remember is that when we face challenges and have lost motivation, we cannot stop praying.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ”Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Pray anticipating that God will do something, and expect yourself to be ready. Keep your faith strong, don’t be discouraged, it may hurt to hope but God can use that to help you persevere through the challenges. Christians are meant to have a personal relationship with God (Christ’s disciples surely did) and as His followers we are given tasks, we are given commandments to keep.
Likewise God has covenants He keeps with us, our relationship is meant to be eternal including the one we have with Him right now. It is rightly so that we should ask him for help and seek out His will in our lives. We can’t do life alone, it is and should always be a great humbling joy to seek the Lord’s guidance.
No matter how long you have been a follower of Christ, and no matter the date you were saved, you need the saving grace of God just as much as the unbeliever. Praying is our direct link to God to communicate anything we want. When those tough times come your way, when the storms of life hit. Pray from intimacy with Jesus, because when we are close with Christ, we can receive all that God has for us.