1 Kings 19
4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die ; and said , It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. 5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat . 6 And he looked , and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink , and laid him down again . 7 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said , Arise and eat ; because the journey is too great for thee. 8 And he arose , and did eat and drink , and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
I have been praying this through alot, relying on the holy spirit in prayer, when I pray my physical strength sometimes run out and god gives me the strength to pray but sometimes I find it so hard to even get to that level!
Luke 22:43 KJV
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
Someone noted that the Disciples were not impressed by Jesus Preaching, they did not ask Jesus teach us how to teach but teach us how to pray, Sometimes I so battle with even praying! I think everything in this life battles against it, not only that it is when you start to pray I find that work and everything else battle against you!
Relying on the Holy Spirit is such a hard thing as we want to always rely on our own strength and to bring us to such a point when we do not rely on our selves, David Wilkerson says that the last half an hour is the most difficult time in prayer,
Jasper my friend likens prayer to a tree, he says you know the real christians because they tend to pray whether things are good or bad as a tree with short roots tends to topple over easily!
I know that I sometimes breakthrough in prayer and then am so tired the next day and then I have to rely on the holy spirit!
Is there times when you struggle with praying beyond your set times? Why do we find it so hard to rely on Jesus strength in prayer? Why is it so hard to breakthrough in prayer?