Luke 11:13 NIV | “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Myles Munroe, of a blessed memory, once said that ‘where purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable’. Prayer is a privileged access for God’s children. It’s meant for submission, and not to be abused nor squandered.
According to Jesus, prayer is not a licence to wear God out with the desires of our flesh. It’s an invitation from the Father to press in to get Him to release precious pearls to us. Read Luke 11:1-13, again.
The Holy Spirit is that pearl of greatest price. Prayer is an avenue through which we can realise the promise of the Holy Spirit – the fullness of God’s spirit. It’s God’s-given medium to realise our full divinity. It’s the means through which our mortality is swallowed up by immortality. It’s the key to speeding up our rapture (2 Peter 3:12), and our oneness with Christ. This is the true essence of prayer.