Two crucial decisions that are available to people in life are the salvation from eternal doom and the choice of who to marry. Your salvation determines your eternal destination and who you marry determines how you’d fare on earth.
This is another series on this topic, and it would be nice if you read up on the previous series so you can build your knowledge on this issue systematically.
Much has been said on the issue of focus, avoidance of worry, serve God, be spiritually intelligent, understand the issue of conviction, confirmation, and confusion. Today, we shall critically examine the issue of prayer, please read carefully.
Prayer has been known to be the greatest power that’s available to any Christian. When the church comes together to pray, great things happen. When believers stand in the office of a priest through prayer, they can change seasons, put an end to affliction and cause things to shift in the realm of the spirit that would birth physical manifestation.
Why did you think Jesus said that men ought always to pray and not faint? Do you think it was by chance that Paul wrote to believers in Thessalonica to pray without ceasing? It was no repetition for James to have stated that the effectual prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Beyond communication between man and God, prayer does many things, but I would limit it to the scope of this post – knowing who to marry as Christians.
Any attack on your prayer life is an attack on your destiny. You become what God wants you to be by prayer and fulfill your divine destiny through prayer and other things.
As a Christian, have you prayed through on the matter of who to marry? What has God told you concerning who to marry either through audio or visual means?
If you don’t pray, you’d likely not marry the right person. See, the issue of knowing who to marry is beyond this physical plane. All that you can know about a person is the aspect of their lives they choose to reveal.
Many would come to you like a sheep, but in their heart of hearts, they’re ravenous wolves whose aim is to feast and devour you. Through prayer and the mercy of God, you won’t fall into their ploy.
Adam didn’t pray to find his wife, but he had spiritual intelligence to discern her when He brought her to him. But Abraham’s elder servant had to pray for guidance to meet the right person.
Don’t be deceived by those who tell you to open your eyes and scorn the prayer subject. Pray as if everything depends on it, and watch as if you don’t have to pray.
Prayer can keep you from the wrong person who comes with the guise of a potential suitor. It can also break the jawbone of delay and any ancestral pattern that might hinder you from getting married on time.
Hear this, all delays are not caused by God, either marital, financial, progress or conception. The enemy has caused many and if you don’t pray, it would look as if God can’t help you.
God is willing to help many, but He’s helpless since they fail to pray. Prayer is asking God to do what only Him can do in your life. But if you think you can know the right person based on your education, exposure, or experience, you’d be disappointed when you realize that you have married the wrong person.
Do not sacrifice your marital happiness due to a weak prayer life to make the wrong marital choice. Reading or listening to powerful preachers on prayer isn’t enough, you become a praying person when you enter into your closet and wrestle with God in the place of personal prayer, not congregational prayers.
Pray. Don’t wait for people to pray for you while you lazy away all day long. It’s a shame to turn MOGs into oracles when you can approach God directly in your place of prayer.
If you’re a serious Christian, take your prayer life seriously. Pray before you propose or accept any proposal. Don’t get swept off by their physical appearance, personality impression, financial worth, spiritual charisma, material possession, or social status.
Many would have escaped a bad marriage or the wrong partner had they taken enough time to pray through. And as you pray, invoke His mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment even if you’re a lawful captive.
If you have a weak prayer life, pray. Nobody becomes a prayer champion from birth, we all build our prayer lives from zero levels and remain disciplined and committed to prayer. Elijah was a man like you, but he never remained prayerless.
Things would happen if you don’t pray, but you can decide what your experiences would be in life when you’re given to prayer.
When you pray consistently you’d discover, when you discover, you’d recover certain things the enemy has stolen from you. If you don’t give up on prayer after recovery comes breakthrough. But if you don’t pray, you’d yield the floor of your life to the dictate and control of the enemy.
If you can, blast in tongues every day for 21 days, and you’d begin to notice some remarkable changes. Don’t give up on prayer until your joy is full over what you’re praying for. If you can’t pray in tongue, pray in your understanding and rise gradually. It is better to offer mechanical prayers than to be a prayerless Christian.
To have a prayer life, don’t get all worked up in the day. Quit social media when you have to if you’re serious about making a difference in your life. Eat little so you don’t get too heavy as you wake to pray.
If praying in the day is not possible, rise a great while before the day, say 12 a.m or 3 a.m and pray to God. You don’t have to shout while praying, remember that an effectual prayer comes from the heart, and not the lips. This prayer Hannah offered in Shiloh and Jesus groaned in the Gethsemane Garden produced tremendous results.
Prayer sharpens your spiritual senses, so you can easily discern or recognize between the right or wrong person.
Do not forget that prayer is a spiritual investment which you’d reap its dividends if you faint not. What have you credited into your spiritual account in heaven? You can only reap the reward of prayer when you have labored fervently in the place of prayer.
Pray about everything, and worry for nothing. It’s never too late to start praying now, but it might be too late to pray when you have made the wrong choice. Prayer is also like a journey, you move from the unknown to the known, from the impossibility to possibility, and from hardship to effortless victory.
I feel charged in my spirit but I need to cap my pen at this point. Pray now, so you don’t have to pray much then. Remember, your single year isn’t for whiling away time but a time to wrestle in prayer, and settle any issues you may encounter in marriage, life, and destiny.