KEY SCRIPTURES: Luke 18:1 KJV” And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
Throughout the scriptures, we are enjoined to pray and not to faint or cease. 1Thess 5:17 KJV” Pray without ceasing”. Prayer is man’s avenue to obtain a superior assistance. Prayer unites us to the ultimate power and authority in the universe. It is extremely dangerous to be discouraged in praying. Many people have unfortunately become discouraged in prayer. They see prayer as a traditional religious activity or ritual. They do not expect to receive any answers in their prayers.
Some stories in the Bible show how people got discouraged in prayer, by turning to idol worshiping. An idol is something that takes God’s place and the individual reverence and places his faith in that thing. When one is discouraged in prayer, he or she put his trust and confidence in the arm of the flesh. He looks up to science, money, men, governments, his strength and what have you? Let’s consider an example in scripture. Isaiah 30:2 KJV “That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! These people forsook the Lord and called on the Egyptians to come to their rescue. Please look at the counsel of the scriptures: Isaiah 31:3 KJV” Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses’ flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
In the parable the Lord gave in Luke 18, the widow who decided never to give up on her request for justice, could not be denied by the inconsiderate judge. Listen to what he said, in Luke 18:5 ” Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me”. Please note that prayers are not just, requests unto God, but they are also, a means of wearying satanic oppositions to give up their activities. Giving up on prayer means allowing demons to freely do all that they plan to do in your life. Never get discouraged, but keep praying
GOD my father is faithful. His ears are always opened to my prayer. My persistence in prayer ultimately breaks every resistance of the enemy. I live a very victorious life because I do not give up praying.
Romans 12:12 KJV “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer”;
Luke 22:40 KJV “And when he was at the place, he said unto them, pray that ye enter not into temptation”.