Since I have been posting on the topic of prayer I immediately noticed this statement in a list of ‘things to do’ when you don’t know what to do :
Gather People Together That Know How To Pray.
(2 Chronicles 20:4)
Find those that are willing to push through principalities; find those that are hungry for breakthrough and that will agree with you for an answer. Find some prayer warriors that are willing to pay the price and sacrifice until victory is manifested.
Personally, I am just happy when someone, anyone, says they will pray for me. I understood what was meant by this admonition, however.
Prayer is a skill that is better with practice. The scriptures say that we gain spiritual ability with practice:
1 Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
That principle of exercise does work in prayer, and there are people who are willing to pay what it costs to be athletes in this area. They are good people to know…. and to emulate.
And as in the realm of the physical, we may not all aspire to be athletes, but we may consistantly do what is necessary for good health. Spiritually, in developing the prayer life this is true also.
We will be facing challenges ahead, getting oneself in good form is just plain good foresight.