Be constant in Prayer

Be constant in Prayer

We are now in 2020, and I am so very thankful that God is faithful, that His love is steadfast and immovable, and that HE ANSWERS PRAYER! I am sure that all of you my brothers and sisters can give testimony to answered prayers this past year. Praise His Name. I want to encourage you that we have no reason to think that the God of whom there is no variation or shadow of turning will not answer our prayers even as He has this past year. Some of us will take into 2020 the same challenges that we faced in 2019. All that means, my brothers and sisters, is we will continue to pray, believe God, take hold of His promises and dare to pray again, and again in faith trusting our petitions and our lives to the One who is the I AM. Long term difficulties and long term illnesses always  challenge our belief in prayer, and our belief in a prayer answering God. When it doesn’t look like things are changing through our prayers, we can become discouraged and lose our zeal for praying. But we need to understand that our prayers ALWAYS COUNT even when we cannot see anything tangible happening. Our prayers count and they have substance to them. Picture this scene in heaven with me; Rev 5:8  And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. It describes golden bowls of incense, which it tells us are the prayers of the saints. Our prayers count and there is substance to them so much so that we are given a heavenly picture of the prayers of the saints ascending into heaven and filling these golden bowls. These prayers are like incense. There is smoke coming out of these bowls. So, the question that comes to mind is, “What does it take to have incense generate smoke?” The answer is something has to be on fire to make smoke. Our prayers count. There is fire in them. One of the greatest gifts that God has given the saints of God is prayer. Like Queen Ester, we can walk boldly into our King’s Court and Throne room anytime because we belong there, and our prayers belong there. May we fill those golden bowls with prayer more than ever this next year, so much so that in 2020 the angels have to go get extra bowls. Praise Jesus…. Rom 12:12  Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.    Col 4:2  Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

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