Pray Earnestly

By Tafadzwa Hove

James 5:17, NIV: “Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.”

Elijah was a man like us subject to passion, similar challenges as we are but he prayed earnestly that it might not rain for three years and six months and it did not rain.

Listen right wherever you are. The greatest problem we have in Christianity is spiritual slumber. There are many who think that change comes automatically.

Elijah was human. He was flesh and blood just like you and I. He had challenges of the flesh. Challenges of sleep,challenges of distractions but he prayed.

Today, we have too much excuses, too much weaknesses, giving strength to the flesh, eating and drinking, too much complaining and worrying instead of arising in prayer.

Elijah chose to pray. Despite the limitations of the flesh Elijah said, “I WILL SHUT UP THE HEAVENS THROUGH PRAYER.” For three years and six months, heaven was shut up. Not by anyone but by Elijah.

Choose this day to be like Elijah. Just as Elijah shut up heaven, begin to shut up poverty, career failure, stagnation, limitation in progress, generational curses, ancestral curses, hardship and failure in your family by the power of prayer and faith . Shut up stagnation, marital failure, sickness, disease, rejection, isolation in Jesus mighty name.

Awake Awake Awake. The key is in your hands to turn things around just as Elijah did.

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