We are all motivated by different things, but here are SEVEN Godly Motivations for you to continue praying…

    1. LOVE FOR GOD– “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. ” -{John 14:21}-Since prayer is a command, –I Thessalonians 5:17, “pray without ceasing, “ and to obey His command is to express love to Him, that’s one great motivation to keep praying- {John 14:21}
    2. THE WILL OF GOD – “pray without ceasing;…for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”- {1 Thess 5:17-18}. This is another reason to keep praying.
    3. THE GLORY OF GOD – “Our Father who is in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name. YourKingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” -{Matthew 6:9-10}
    4. GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS  – according to His Will- “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.”.{1 John 5:14-15}. This is another motivation to keep praying.
    5. INFLUENCE WITH GOD; YOU CAN HAVE INFLUENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS;“Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.”-{Col 4:12}.You can pray even when distanced from someone and have INFLUENCE as you have direct access to God Himself! No one is outside the realm of you praying for ,”…Pray for ALL People…” -{ 1 Tim 2:1}
    6. NEED FOR GOD – “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let’s approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help at the time of our need.”-{Hebrews 4:15-16}. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”-{2 Corinthians 3:5}
    7. THE ALTERNATIVE TO PRAY? IS TO SPIRITUALLY FAINT. “Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,”- “{Luke 18:1}. “Lose heart” comes from a word which means means, “to become weary give in, faint, turn coward.” It is to get so discouraged they want to quit, Don’t do this! This is a prayer for His return-{Read v2-5 especially v8}. His second coming. And not to faint, lose heart while living in light of His second coming! Pray for, strength to persist, despite the difficulties, opposition to the Gospel, to those who would mock or be skeptical towards His coming, or to losing heart in the meantime. Persist in praying. This is another Motivation to Keep Praying because you know the alternative!

If you find yourself overwhelmed, growing weary, losing heart, speak the truth to yourself why you should keep on praying,… because it’s a LOVE ISSUE, it’s HIS WILL for you, ultimately for HIS GLORY, be encouraged HE ANSWERS THE PRAYERS according to His will, aligned with His Word. You can have INFLUENCE on the lives of others through prayers. The ALTERNATIVE to prayer? Is to spiritually faint, to lose heart, and spiral down into despair. We pay because we recognize we are NEEDY people and He is the answer to our need!

Keep PRAYING… maybe put this outline somewhere where you can look at again and encourage yourself in those moments when you doubt why you should even bother praying and the evil one shoots fiery darts at your mind with “questions,” such as… “What’s the point…God doesn’t hear you…,” you can respond with TRUTH, HIS WORD…and Persevere. Keep on keeping on, and as you do you are expressing LOVE to him.

Have you ever seen Prayer as a LOVE issue and when you pray…you are EXPRESSING LOVE to Him?

You may have to honestly say,

“LORD I don’t feel like praying, I’m discouraged, overwhelmed, BUT as an EXPRESSION OF LOVE FOR YOU I AM GOING TO PRAY…” and as you do pray…you are expressing love to Him. That alone is enough to encourage us to persist in praying, out of LOVE for Him.

Be encouraged… Is there anyone you can think of to SHARE these SEVEN REASONS to encourage them and for them to Continue to Pray. He is worth it!

God bless…