Our text will come from Matthew 17:21. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
In this context a man had brought his son to Jesus for healing because Jesus’ disciples could not heal him. Jesus heals him then tells his disciples that they had little faith. Then he tells them that this particular healing can only be accomplished by fasting and prayer.
The lesson to us is clear. There are some things that absolutely will not be accomplished without prayer. There will come a time in your life that you will have to go to the Lord in prayer or you will fail or whatever you want accomplished will not happen.
The scripture tells us that on several occasions Jesus prayed all night. That’s why he was able to heal this mans’ son. This is a good example for us to follow.
So why don’t we pray more? The devil has us convinced that it is useless and a waste of time. Obviously…or we would pray more than we do.
Prayer along with the word of God is the greatest tool we have to fight the devil and succeed. Now you see why the devil doesn’t want us to pray. Now you see why the devil is always trying to convince us that it is a waste of time.
May God help you to spend more time in prayer and in return accomplish more.