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:
- God does not find fault with your prayers.
- There are different kinds of prayers.
- Be sincere in prayer.
- Be very clear about what you want.
- Be relentless in prayer.
#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
 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”  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.”  Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.  “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  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.”  When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.  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.