Why You Should Be Consistent in Your Prayer

Do you know why we should be consistent in our prayers? Why can’t we just pray once and that’s it — we are done with our prayers? Most importantly, how can we be consistent in our prayers even in the middle of our busy schedules?

Friends, we are now in the seventh part of our Bible Study Series, “The 7 Qualities of Effective Prayers.” Time flies so fast and we are now in the final part of our study. So, today, I want to talk about Consistent prayer.

Pray all the time

Prayers should be done regularly. It is something that we do every day. It is not something we do whenever we are in the “mood” or we just feel like it.

To give you an analogy, prayer is like marriage. When you are married to your spouse, you need to regularly communicate with each other. You can’t simply say “I love you” once and that should do it. NO, you need to talk to your spouse every day!

In the same manner, you need to consistently talk to Yahweh to nurture and improve your relationship with Him.

Why You Should Be Consistent in Prayer

Pray without ceasing

1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing. It means that we should set aside a schedule every day when we will be fully focused on God. In the same manner, it is equally important to constantly be attuned to God and have a prayerful attitude throughout the day. That’s what it means to pray without ceasing.

Aside from that, consistent prayer isn’t about the frequency as well. It also means we must be persistent in our prayers.

We read in Colossians 4:2:

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”

Earnestly here came from the Greek word, “proskartereō.” It means to persevere and constantly be diligent.

Be persistent in prayer

Also, the parable of the persistent widow should teach us the value of persistence in prayer. We read Luke 18:1-7:

1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, 2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ”

6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?

God is saying that if human beings respond to another person’s pleading and begging, how much more would God hear us? Sometimes, God wants to see how much we want something. When God sees that it will help us reach His Kingdom and it is according to His will, then through our persistent prayer, He will hear us.

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Why you should be consistent in prayer

So, what does it mean to be consistent in prayer? Consistent prayer involves establishing a routine or schedule for prayer, whether it’s daily, multiple times a day, or at specific intervals. It’s about making prayer a priority in your life and setting aside dedicated time for it.

Consistency in prayer also involves perseverance and persistence. It means continuing to pray even when you don’t see immediate results or when faced with challenges. Consistent prayer demonstrates your commitment to seeking God’s presence and guidance continuously.

How to be consistent in prayer

Now, the next question is, “How can you be consistent in prayer?” First of all, you need to set aside specific times each day for prayer. Whether it’s in the morning, at noon, or before bedtime, having a regular schedule helps create a habit of prayer.

Next, if you’re new to consistent prayer, start with manageable goals. Begin with a few minutes of prayer each day and gradually increase the duration as you become more comfortable. In addition to scheduled prayer times, cultivate a habit of praying spontaneously throughout the day. Offer short prayers of gratitude, intercession, or praise as you go about your daily activities.

Ultimately, consistency in prayer requires dependence on God’s grace and guidance. Pray for God to help you cultivate a consistent prayer life and deepen your relationship with Him through prayer.

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With that, I hope that you now see the importance of being consistent in prayer and how you can do it. This is the final part of our series, “The 7 Qualities of Effective Prayers.” Now, there are just so many things we can and should learn from prayer. That’s why, I’m offering an online course entitled, “Teach Us to Pray.”

In this course, you will learn so many biblical concepts about prayer. For example, you will learn about the power of prayer, why we should pray, how we can pray a prayer that God hears, how God answers prayer, what we should do when our prayers are not answered, how Jesus (or Yahshua) prayed, and so much more. Learn more about the course and join other students who are discovering the life-changing power of prayer in their lives.

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Joshua Infantado is the founder of the Becoming Christians website and the Becoming Christians Academy, an online course. Since 2013, he has been writing Christian articles, and he launched his own YouTube channel. Joshua is deeply passionate about sharing the Word of God and supporting people in their Christian journey.

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