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How To Overcome The Weakness In Your Prayer Life Today
by Ngozi Nwoke
1/30/2013 / Christian Living
Do you struggle to pray? Do you wish your prayer life is stronger? Many people desire to pray effectively but don't know how to overcome the weakness they experience while praying. This post gives the solution to this challenge.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me - Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil - Isaiah 10:27 (NKJV)
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses... - Romans 8:26 (NKJV)
He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me - John 6:56-57 (NKJV)
The importance of prayer cannot be overemphasized. A solid prayer life is the foundation for a victorious Christian life. The enemy is aware of this, which is why he would do everything possible to hinder you from praying. One major way he achieves this is through the flesh.
Your spirit may be willing but if your flesh is weak, you will have a struggle to pray effectively. Therefore, the need for you to subdue the flesh becomes very crucial. The flesh wants to sleep when you want to pray. It wants to eat when you are fasting and praying. It wants to do any other thing other than empower your spirit.
You cannot subdue the flesh by your own strength. You need divine help to overcome the weakness in your prayer life.
The divine helps:
Help of Jesus - Ask Jesus to help you subdue your flesh so that you can pray well.
You can pray effectively when Jesus strengthens you. Jesus prayed and strengthened Peter so he could lead the disciples and spread the gospel efficiently. Peter who was not able to stand for Christ before a maiden was now able to stand for Him before multitudes, including the priests.
Help of the Holy Spirit - Ask the Spirit of God to help you in your weakness.
The Holy Spirit empowers your spirit to have dominion over your flesh. The twelve disciples of Christ could not pray with Jesus for one hour because of sleep. But after the baptism of The Holy Spirit, they didn't want to do any other thing except to give themselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
Anointing oil - Use it to break the yoke on your prayer life
Anything that will not allow you to pray effectively is a yoke and needs to be destroyed. When you apply it in faith, the Spirit of God goes ahead to destroy the yoke. This is a mystery that God has made available for us to enjoy a victorious life. When Saul was anointed the king of Israel, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him and he prophesied with the prophets and was turned into another man.
The Holy Communion - Administer it to yourself daily for strength.
The Communion is the body and blood of Jesus broken and shed for us so that we can live like Jesus. The life of a creature is in the blood. When you partake of the communion you partake of the life of Jesus: you are empowered to do what Christ could do, including praying effectively for a long time. The multitudes that believed in Christ continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread and in prayers, (acts 2:42)
In conclusion, the weapons given above when engaged will certainly help you to overcome the weakness in your prayer life. For though we live in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons to fight the enemies of our victorious life. The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, including those against our effective life of prayer.
Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, counselor, and author of "Peace Money Can't Buy" and "The Man Jesus". She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God's love, and Christian living for a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.com
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