”..if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” 2 Chronicles 7:14; Ephesians 6:18.
God has established prayer as the means by which we receive his supernatural help. And without supernatural help, we cannot live a life worthy of the gospel. The Bible records only two occasions when Samson prayed: first, when he thought he was dying of thirst and needed water; second, in the last moments of his life when he’d lost everything and ended up in prison (See Judges 15:18 and 16:28). He was like the little boy who was asked, “Do you say your prayers every night?” He replied, “No; sometimes I don’t need anything.” On the other hand the Bible says, “Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel” (See 1 Samuel 12:18).
One of the greatest tributes given to anyone in Scripture was spoken by God concerning Samuel’s prayer life: The Bible also has much to say about the prayer life of Jesus (Sometimes He prayed all through the night; other times He was up praying before dawn). It was the secret of His effectiveness in ministry. He made regular deposits in prayer so He could make regular withdrawals of power when He needed it. And you’ll notice that He seldom prayed for anyone He healed. Why? Because He’d already spent time in prayer. Most Ministers in church and fields used to refer to this as “staying prayed up or purposeful waiting on God, most of the time not minding the time among other costs of this “praying or waiting on God.” And it’s the secret of victorious Christian living. Pray now and more often as Holy Ghost leads you~ Shalom!