4 Ingredients for Effective Prayer
George Mueller said, “It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must patiently, believingly, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer.”
1. Pray Patiently: Many of us simply give up too easily in our prayers. We begin well but we fall prey to our “instant gratification” society.
2. Pray Believingly: We honor God by bringing the impossible to Him. The size of our prayers reflects the size of our God.
3. Pray Continually: Yes, time set aside for quiet prayer is important. But don’t forget that the Lord is with you every moment. Bring spontaneous praise, worship, and requests to God throughout the day.
4. Pray Until…: Don’t stop praying until the Lord answers. The opposite is also important…when He answers, stop praying. Or better put, begin to pray that you can be faithful with His answer.