Learning to pray earnestly is one determinng factor of your success in life.
The earnest continued prayer of a righteous man makes gigantic power available [dynamic in its working] (James 5:16 AMP)
The overhead bible reading talks about the kind of prayer that really packs a punch and produces results. In this kind of prayer you have to involve your emotions and literally catapult yourself into your prayer. It’s not a casual exercise but a serious-minded endeavor, intense, with a singleness of purpose, such that you aren’t distracted by anything that’s unrelated to your goal.
Learning to pray earnestly means that during this kind of prayer you have to turn off all distractions so that you can pray effectively.
This was the kind of prayer Elijah prayed when he prayed that it shouldn’t rain on the earth for three and a half years (James 5:17). 1 Kings 18 throws more light on how he prayed earnestly: “And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees” (1 Kings 18:42). Elijah put off every distraction and that is why he got such great results.
So if ever you are encountered with a difficult situation, learn to pray earnestly.Look for a quiet place where you can shut yourself away from all distractions and focus all your energies on the Lord. You have to learn to pray earnestly and refuse to allow your mind to daydream.
Cast your entire self and emotions into that prayer, for the earnest, heartfelt prayer of a righteous man produces results; it makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working. The results your want are based on your ability in learning to pray earnestly.
Dear Lord, I thank you for showing me how to pray effectively..I put your Word to work today, as I kneel in prayer, declaring words of faith and power, with intent and singleness of purpose, and I have great results that are transparent so that all can witness as I learn to pray earnestly, in Jesus’ Name.