There are some things we continuously pray for that doesn’t need ‘more prayers’ but ‘action’ to bring the answers (given already) to fruition.
Exodus 14:13-16. (This verse also defines Faith + Works. 13-14;Faith. 15-16;Works. [James 2:24])
13) And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14) The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
15) And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
16) But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
I can translate what GOD told Moses in vs 15-16 to be, “Why are you praying when you know what to do Moses?, just tell them to go forward now…(action) 🙂
James 2:17 – Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Like I was sharing with a brethren of recent, it’s just like this; someone’s Mum kept her meal on the table and instead of just picking the spoon and eating (action), she started praying to God to provide Manna because she’s so hungry. The Mum got back, saw her and said, “but that’s your food on the table”. She then got up and said, “So it’s mine, I didn’t know”.
It’s just same way with most believers; most of what we pray for has been given to us already but we lack the “knowledge” of the TRUTH that will enable us see things clearly (John 8:32). Some pray and are not patient enough to get the response from God. Some are complaining about their situations now which might be as a result of God “processing” them for that great thing He is specially preparing for them.
Most times, we make the mistake of wanting God to come down to our level by fulfilling what “we” and not “HIM’ wants for our lives(Isaiah 55:8, Romans 11:33) which are mostly under-class(not up to HIS standard); He is a GREAT God and can only give us what’s according to His standard – GREAT things.
I can go on and on but will just advice us all to please pray for the intervention of the Holy Spirit in our lives because it’s HIM that can comfort us, show us and teach us ALL what we need to know – including opening our eyes to the answers given… (John 14:26).