PRAYER IS NOT TOO MUCH
As we began to pray, I said to my team in the ministry that “This feels so good”. I then added that it had been a while we did pray together. As I mentioned that, I began to ask myself why.
It struck me that the challenge was that the hours of congregational prayers had increased as instructed by the Lord for the year. But I learnt a major lesson that “prayers is never too much”.
I wondered how much Moses and Samuel prayed that in Jeremiah’s prophecy, the Lord said that even if Moses and Samuel stand in the gap for the people, he would not need their cry.
Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel stood before me pleading for these people, I wouldn’t help them. Away with them! Get them out of my sight!
Jeremiah 15:1 NLT
Do you know what Samuel the Prophet called prayerlessness? Sin! That is how serious Samuel took a lifestyle of prayer.
Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
1 Samuel 12:23 AMPC
Would the results of Samuel would then be surprising? He began to hear God at a young age. God bypassed the priesthood of the day to speak with him. The nation of Israel waited on Prophet Samuel for a Word. None of His words fell to the ground.
He was used by God to institute monarchy in Israel. He prophesied kings to the throne and prophecied a king out of the throne. What was his secret? Prayer is not too much!
Let no one lie to you that you are overpraying. In prayer, be patient enough to receive spiritual intelligence that you will deploy in whatever your hands find to do.
As I was praying, Gabriel, whom I had seen in the earlier vision, came swiftly to me at the time of the evening sacrifice. He explained to me, “Daniel, I have come here to give you insight and understanding.
Daniel 9:21-22 NLT
A man who truly prays must be a man of insight and understanding. Daniel surely was that type of a man. Do not think you have prayed too much. We must not stop praying. After praying, we pray again. Even in the execution of God-given plans, we do not cease to pray.
Let nothing reduce your prayer hour- not even corporate praying! Pray in church. Pray on your own.