Pray without ceasing – 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
The power that prayer has should never be underestimated. James 5:16-18 says, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” There is no doubt that God most definitely listens to prayers, answers prayers, and moves in response to prayers. We often tend to underestimate the power of prayer. We also undervalue its importance and as a result many Christians have weak or non-existent prayer lives. Prayer is the underlying power to all that happens spiritually in our lives, the lack of it can have severe consequences.Prayer is absolutely vital. If we want to make any progress on the way of life, we need to understand why we ought to pray without ceasing, as Paul exhorts in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Christians that do not learn to stand constantly in prayer will be defeated as most of our fighting is carried out through prayer. It is imperative for satan that you do not pray. Prayer interferes with his power, disturbs his plans, and destroys his kingdom. He fills your body, soul, and spirit with unrest. Your body is tired, your mind is harassed, and your spirit is depressed. This is all Satan’s work to prevent you from praying.Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart (Luke 18:1). In this season, God is calling us to pray and commune with Him and as we do so, He will give us victory in all areas of our lives.