The other day, I was taking a nap at home when I overheard some children from the other street praying (playing) among themselves. The nature of the prayer points they led gave me an insight into who taught them to pray; “Every arrow, trying to cut short my destiny, back to the sender! Every evil arrow in my father’s house, you are a liar, die!!!”

Friend, whoever affects your prayer life has affected your life in no small way. This is why one of the virtues to catch when following and relating with friends and mentors is the prayer virtue (Colossians 4:12). Rather than asking your pastor to show you his tailor, ask him about his prayer closet. Don’t only admire the Gucci shoes your mentor is putting on; check out His walk with the Lord.

Did you notice that the disciples of Jesus did not ask Him to teach them any other thing except prayer? They must have reasoned that his prayer life was the secret of his success in life and ministry. They saw Him praying in a certain place, and they were so inspired that they asked Him to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1).

There would never be a season in your life when prayer would no longer be important. It does not matter the phase you are in or your level of success, prayer remains the engine that drives the wheel of progress in your life (Daniel 6:10). Prayer must be the oxygen with which you breathe and survive daily. You must be careful of any success or progress that does not stem from a strong and consistent prayer life (Acts 4:23-33).

The truth is, God rates people on the platform of their prayer life. You are only doing as much as your prayer life. As far as God is concerned, wisdom, wealth, and strength amount to nothing when a man is found wanting in the place of prayer and intimacy (Jeremiah 9:23-24). Ultimately, your investment in prayers would yield greater dividends than any other thing (Acts 4:13).

This season, learn to prayer, pursue a life of prayer, and be immersed in the spirit of prayer (Zechariah 12:10). Don’t be too busy to pray. Get involved in the prayer schedules of your church. Choose friends based on prayer power (Daniel 2:17-19, Acts 4:23). Whoever helps your prayer life has significantly helped your life (2 Peter 1:16-18).

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria