5.4 Passionate Prayer

The last post we spoke about how the enemy has 10 strategies against you. Today, we are going to look a little closer at the first strategy, Passion.

The enemy attacks your passion for God, for life, and for your purpose. He wants you to give up on these things and to lose steam. If he can only convince you to lose your passion, then you will start convincing yourself that your prayers don’t matter. Then your prayers will become lukewarm and casual. They will become insignificant in your eyes and eventually you will say “Praying doesn’t even work. Why do I even do it?”

“Fervent prayer is fueled by passion.”

“Fervent” – Priscilla Shirer (Strategy 1)

So what does this mean for us?

It means that our prayers must not be mumbled after thoughts carelessly thrown out. They must not be repetitive rote versions of the bedtime prayers you see on TV.

They should be strategic, and thoughtful. Focused and purposeful.

Fueled prayers.

“Instead, you’re praying deliberate prayers. Prayers that are as personalized and devastating as the enemy’s attacks against you. Strategic prayers. Powerful prayers.”

“Fervent” – Priscilla Shirer (Strategy 1)

If you are praying passionately your prayers become fueled up. You have put thought into them. They are intentional. They are consciously deliberate.

LJLS Journal Reflect & Respond:

Today, look at the prayers you have been praying lately to God. Are they intentional and specific? Ask yourself, have you been passionate in your prayer?