Category Archives: Travail in Prayer

Wrestling With the World in Prayer

 Here is another excerpt from Principles of Prayer. Any time we pray there is always a struggle—a fight, a wrestling match, an argument, a plea.  And the struggle—or the wresting, as we shall call it—is in four areas: with the … Continue reading

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Prayer Travail: Prayer that Pleads and Wrestles with God

Prayer travail is prayer that proceeds out of a burdened soul and is motivated by great desire and urgency.  It is prayer that pleads with God, wrestles with God, takes hold of Him and won’t let go until He answers.  … Continue reading

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Why Prayer Is Such Hard Work

Prayer is work because it is difficult, especially for those who are not use to it.  It involves communicating with another world—a spiritual realm.  Thus prayer is often neglected because it seems to be too much work.  Our toil in … Continue reading

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Working Hard At Prayer

  The desire to work hard at prayer doesn’t just happen.  We make it happen when we decide to work at it.  As we regularly practice prayer each day, for so many minutes a day, God will birth in us … Continue reading

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