Developing a Passion for Prayer

A christian praying

Prayer is the act of talking to God with the intent of receiving answers from him. It's important for the Christian life. Christ said we ought to pray always and should not easily give up when we do (Luke 18:1).

Passion for prayer is the zeal and love we have to pray. Some don’t pray because the love and passion for it isn’t present in them.

It's important to have a passion for prayer because we get whatever we want from God through it. Christ assured us that whatever we ask from him through prayer will be given. It’s the primary means we ask and receive from God (Mark 11:24).

Prayer is the means God reveals things to us. As we speak to him in prayer, he reveals his mind to us through his word, dreams, and visions. He said we would call on him through prayer and he will reveal things to us that we didn’t know (Jeremiah 33:3).

It's the means to call on God and get delivered from all troubles. We may face difficulties at one point or the other. By prayer, we overcome. The righteous cry to God in prayer, he hears them and delivers them from troubles (Psalm 34:17; Psalm 18:6).

Prayer brings healing and general wellbeing to the life of an individual. There is liberation in prayer. God says he will heal his people when they humble themselves and pray (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Prayer is also the means we cast our anxiety and worries on God. God doesn’t want his people to be anxious over anything but should present their requests to him through prayer. Give your burdens to him. He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).

To develop a passion for prayer, abide in Christ. He will teach you to pray effectively through his Spirit (John 15:7).

Pray with consistency. Consistency in prayer develops a passion for prayer. It’s natural to like doing something when you always do it. When it becomes a habit (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Colossians 4:2).

Pray with the right intention without hypocrisy or you become bored when you pray to please men instead of God (Matthew 6:6).

Rely on the Spirit's guidance during prayer. The Holy Spirit gives us the ideas to pray about. Without him, prayer is boring. But when we pray in the Spirit, we find it interesting, and our passion for prayer increases (Romans 8:26; Ephesians 6:18).

Pray in places without distraction. Jesus always goes to solitary places to pray (Mark 1:35).

Finally, forgive. If we regard unforgiveness in our hearts, the Lord will not hear us and it will affect our passion for prayer (Mark 11:25-26).
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