The Intensity of prayer on the odd occasion

Yon Maryono By Yon Maryono, 8th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you are invited the President, surely you will take the time to fulfill the invitation. Are you taking the time for God who creates the universe if He invites you for watch and pray?

The Intensity of prayer on the odd occasion

Have you read Frequency of prayer based on US Survey – Religious behavior in 2010. There are a total of 4901 cases shown that 27,3 % of the sampling to pray several times a day ; 29,4 % once a day, 12,4 % several times a week, 5,9 % once a week, 11,3 less than once a week, 12,9 never, 0,6 % do not know, 0,3% no answer. I try to evaluate myself, in my experience, I just pray to God cause of something needs, and even our intensity of prayer is rarely. I take notes some evidences why I tend to reduce the intensity of prayer.
Firstly, I am "lazy" or lack of discipline not ready to pray. My heart and mind feel unprepared well, praying to God with hesitation, not with assurance of faith. In fact, I do understand that a sincere heart is required under the Bible, God has revealed to the worshippers coming with pure and holy hearts .: Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water (Heb 10:22). Therefore, prayer should not be born by pretense, laziness or falsehood.

Secondly, I may over confidence; I thought all of thing comes from my strength. Such a person claims that he does not struggle against temptations. In this case, I forgot that I have the Holy Spirit of God indwelling me to give great encouragement and enablement in the battle against our flesh. James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. And “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding” (Prov 3: 5)
Thirdly, I may lack of knowing the power of God. I may not have much experienced to solve my problem involving or trying to please the Lord. I may know about God, but do not truly know about Himself—and what God wants to His creation ; As a result, I may not have more personal relationship with the God of the universe—a relationship will confidently display His strength in the most challenging circumstances in my life.
Fourth, lack of knowing how to pray to God. Actually it is just a simple. When I have a fellowship with God, I should ask myself, am I humble or proud? Either way, it’s a chance to get right with Him. God wants to hear sincerity in our prayer, not vanity. The most important thing in prayer is not dependent wonderful wording or the attitude of our bodies, but to pray in faith with sincerity, and expressing in simplicity of prayer. God is concerned with the heart of a person.
Fifth, stop praying because I do not have an answer from God. I do not aware that in reality, my prayer may not be answered according to my will. And James warned: Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (James 4:3). Jesus has promised: Knock and the door will be opened to you (Luke 11: 9). So, unanswered prayer may just delay time and does not mean rejection, even after many years God finally act. Sometime, God had answered and you may not understand why God allowed the developing situation that probably you do not want.
Sixth, the classic problem, I might be enslaved the time, I am too busy no time to fellowship with Him. I do not aware that God is really busier than I am. Whereas, we practically always make time for the people we respect or love. Say, you are invited President, surely you will take the time to fulfill the invitation. Similarly, if we love someone does not want to feel apart and ideas flowing conversation with joy. What about the God who created us? If we truly love God, then we must provide special time for dialogue with him, without any bustle disturbed. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11: 6).
From the description above, it is clear that the factors which cause praying rarely making beneficial to the devil to influence my thoughts and actions. In such circumstances: Watch you and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. (Mark 14:38). Therefore, God requires the intensity of prayer; Pray at all times in the Spirit, being watchful in your prayers with requests incessantly (Philippians 6: 18) this shows that prayer is the armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6: 11).


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author avatar Retired
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Great article! We do need to pray a lot! Thank you.

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author avatar Yon Maryono
11th Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks for your comment.

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