We’ve been looking at the 5 Basic Principles of Prayer Connect for Blissful People; things you must understand and become established in, in order to be effective in your prayers. They are:

  1. God does not find fault with your prayers.
  2. There are different kinds of prayers.
  3. Be sincere in prayer.
  4. Be very clear about what you want.
  5. Be relentless in prayer.

So far we’ve looked at principle #1, principle #2, principle #3, and principle #4. Let’s move on to principle #5.

#5. Be relentless in prayer

In simple terms: Pray that prayer again and again and again. Never get tired of praying it. Keep at it. Again and again and again. Until the burden leaves your heart. And, if you can, until the prayer is completely answered.

Jesus Christ Himself told us this:

Luke 18:1 KJV
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

And He is the perfect example of relentless praying. The following incident occurred at the Garden of Gethsemane. Read carefully.

Matthew 26:38-44 NIV
[38] Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” [39] Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” [40] Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. [41] “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” [42] He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” [43] When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. [44] So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.

Did you notice that Jesus Christ spent hours praying the same prayer; again and again and again: saying the same thing.

This is relentless praying at its best. He kept at it. Again and again and again: saying the same thing.

Unlike Jesus in Gethsamane, many of us quit too early. I pray we’ll no longer do that. Instead, may we learn to be relentless in prayer; to never quit until we get God’s answer.

Remember today is Testimonies Thursday! So share your testimonies in the comment. And let all the glory be to the Lord.

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Am thanking God for life and favor.

Nkechi Debora
Nkechi Debora

Glory be to Jesus!!!

Nseobong Akpan
Nseobong Akpan

Lord Jesus I am grateful in all your ways..let your will be done in my life Amen

Pastor Chidinma
Pastor Chidinma

Amen! I am grateful to God for healing me and for journey mercies.

Amanda Cunningham
Amanda Cunningham

Friday night at our all night prayer vigil I had an experience that is hard to put into words. As I was laying on the floor I began to feel a weight in my chest. My entire body filled with a warm tingling sensation that Was incredible. I remember thinking “I hope this never ends”. During that time I could not feel the shape of my hands or any part of my body other than a heaviness in my chest. It was incredible.

Grace Bithum
Grace Bithum

Amen and Amen.
I am testifying of God’s protection. I was on my way to home I didn’t know and was given a vague direction and but along the way I got caught up in hail stones. Large hail stones were crashing around me and it was a street where every home was in a walled fence. The clouds were dark with impending heavy rain..There was no where to take shelter. By miracle, i saw a guy running and i recognised he was from the home i was going to. So he led me home, but the miracle was, No HAIL STONE HIT ME! The rain poured down just as I got in through the gate! Hallelujah!

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