Rejoice {and} exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering {and} tribulation; be constant in prayer – Romans 12:12 (Amplified Bible)

In the portion of the scripture you just read, the Spirit of God is showing you something that you need to live a consistence victorious life in Christ. He noted that though there’s tribulation all around, we should be constant in prayer; that is, consistent in prayer. The underlining message in this scripture is, you must develop yourself in prayer.

Some have thought that prayer is all about telling God your problems, hoping He’ll do something about them. Contrary to such opinion, prayer is not a one way traffic; it’s a fellowship or communion with the heavenly Father. You’re not just talking to Him, but with Him. Constant communion helps to build love, to make it stronger; hence, prayer is a communion that builds your relationship with Him. That means, for you to grow and strengthen your love for Him, you have to learn to pray more.

Some others assume that prayer is simply a way to get God to do something or change His mind about an issue. As a result, they don’t pray until they have an urgent need in their lives that requires divine intervention. What such folks don’t know is, before you can change situations, your prayer must first change you. If your prayer doesn’t change you, then your prayer life is not effective. Truth is, God has already done everything for us; the problem is that we don’t trust Him enough to believe that this is the truth.

There’s a transformation that take place in your life when you commune with God regularly. As you spend more time to commune with God in prayer, your character and thoughts are continually being influenced by His presence and you’ll become more like Him in character. Then, you’re transported unto a higher real of the supernatural where nothing is impossible with you. Hallelujah! So you see, prayer is guaranteed to change your life, if you do it consistently. This is why we are admonished to be constant in prayer.

For more, please read and study: Psalm 55:17; Luke 21:36; 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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Father, thank you for the privilege of prayer. As I yield myself to you, let this time of communion transport me unto a higher level of relationship with you. Let there be a transformation in my thoughts, words, love and passion for the unsaved, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.