Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.Col 4: 12
If you haven’t come from your secret place worn out, your not wrestling enough for the blessings of prayer to come through with an answer. I am saying this to all of us. If prayer works in our lives we should be worn out after it. The Spirit should have drank up the nectar from fresh prayer that is being poured out.
Jacob wrestled with the Angel of the Lord until he was blessed. I know that is not about prayer life. But, there was a request granted afterwards. Prayer is a request that is being asked by you of the Lord. We know the Lord is no short of His Word. He will perform that which we ask in the name of the Son of God.
I believe we have to wrestle at times to get what we need from the Lord, because it shows is how to be earnest and pursuant of God’s way. He answers by and by, because of our prayer life not being steady and sure. Our requests are not focused upon His perfect will. We want what we see and not what He wants for us. We ask and donor get because of our misdirected prayers.
This man of God works closely with the Apostle and knows how to seek the favor of God concerning others. We pray hard for ourselves and just enough to count for others. It should be turned around. We should pray a little for us and desperately for everyone else. Christ said it in His prayer. Not what I want Father, but your will be done. All of that so we may walk up right and not bent over from the weight of everything we must hate. If we See to the work of God being completed and have an earnest prayer life for others. Then the Lord can scratch us our a parcel of blessing that there is no where we could hide it. If you hit the lottery, know it’s not God blessing, it was just your numbers came up, but the state will want to have proof that you are the winner. They will take pictures and do interviews about your new found money. So, if they can’t let you slide by eith5the slim winnings, the blessings of God are residual and everlasting and plentiful. You can not hide God blessing you. Dont even try it.