There was a time in my life as a young person, were praying for 15 minutes a day was a great accomplishment! I felt quite good about myself until God began to deal with me. In the period of just one week, the Holy Spirit spoke to me five times. After the fifth time, I realized that God was very serious. I grabbed my Bible, went into a room where I could be alone, and repented with many tears before the Lord. The Holy Spirit came upon me at that time and soaked me in HIS presence. After 1½ hours, I emerged changed. I had never prayed alone that long my whole life. I will never forget that day – I had gotten my breakthrough in prayer! Since then, God has continued to give me growth in my prayer life. I have had to learn to overcome discouragement, dry times, and many attacks from the enemy, but being close to God is such a treasure and makes it all worthwhile!
The best method of prayer is just praying (simply communicating with God with all your heart)! One of the biggest problems in the Church today is that we talk a lot about prayer, but we do not pray. We talk a lot about evangelism, but we do not evangelize. God is looking for men and women of action! There are scores of books written on prayer, but we would be so much more effective if we would do it!
I challenge you not to let the devil steal the best thing in life! Yes, it takes discipline and hard work, but the reward is pressing into the Holy of Holies. It will make the difference in all that you do!
When was the last time you prayed until you experienced the Glory of God?
Ex 33:18,19 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence.