In Luke 18, Jesus conveyed a powerful message about the importance of prayer. He emphasized the importance of prayer as a source of strength. You will not faint if you pray. And if you’re fainting, it’s possible that you haven’t prayed enough. When you pray, you will not lose heart or your hope for desired outcomes. This is an important concept because Proverbs 24:10 shows that our endurance reflects our inner strength during difficult times. Maintaining a consistent prayer routine provides a solid foundation for developing the resilience we require on our journey.
Resilience is the key to achieving anything significant. Your initial ideas have the potential to change the world forever, but that will not happen unless you remain firm in your faith. As you keep watch over your world, you will need to draw grace, wisdom, and power from “on high” on a regular basis. Matthew 26:41 (ESV) says, “watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” If you keep a watch over your home, community, city, or industry but do not also embrace a prayer culture, you are more likely to fail.
Your weak flesh will draw you away from your mission and towards vanities. You will succumb to the temptations of your surroundings. You will be drawn down alternative paths, compromising the integrity of your soul. We begin to understand why Martin Luther, the church reformer, said that “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” When you pray, temptation loses its grip and you will remain rooted in your purpose. Always remember that our Lord Jesus encouraged us to pray so that we would not lose heart (Luke 18:1). All will be well.