The Agony of Prayer


Prayer is the key, prayer is the key, prayer is the Master Key. Jesus started with prayer and ended with prayer, Prayer is the Master key. Magnify the Lord with me praising the Name of Jesus, magnify the Lord with me, praising the Name of Jesus.

Yes I will magnify the Name of the Lord forever, forever will Your Praise be continual in my mouth, glory be Your Name on high. Faithful God we worship You we exalt You, we magnify You be Thou Praise forever and ever.

Eternal Rock of Ages, Thank You for Your Kindness, Love and peace with which You encompass around us. Be Thou forever Praise forever. All power belong to You, therefore have Your way and as we call on You today again and make Yourself great in our midst in Jesus Name.

Thank You Lord, thank you Father for as You in the beginning; so  You shall also be to the end, glory be to You on high.

Beloved, come let us Praise and word Him forever, what a privilege before us today to communion with our Maker, the Owner of the Universe and I decree into our life that God we answer us as we pray in Jesus Name.

Beloved, the topic before us though popular but not desirable, we all want our prayers answered and also at a good time. However, we will be reading today another said to prayer. The aim of this teaching is to balance our prayer life, so that we don’t fall into error nor be deceived by Satan when the answer to our prayers are either delayed or not answered at all.

I have pass through an unanswered prayer and it was a bitter experience for me but all that happened because God has a better plan for me but as at time I was devastated because it was a sure hope and my only hope. Standing on the vintage of years of struggles I can look back and nod my head that  God always and will always have a better plan for you and i.

Beloved that is where the issue of trust comes in our relationship with God. He knows the way; He has the map but more often than not we are not always patient enough to see the beautiful way through which He is leading us through and experience His teaching which we will surely come across in the other side but than we may not have any experience to borrow from.

Beloved, I think this is another strong point where we learn to stand and start from- one of the fruit of Spirit “Patient.” May God help us through and through in Jesus Name. Praise God.

God loves us no doubt and will wants to do all we asked from Him but there are times He will say “No” to our request for some obvious reasons which may not be known to us as at the time He is dealing with our case.

Look at those things you have ask and believing that God will do but is yet to come alive. Are you seeing any good coming from it afterall, or they never get done, remember God cannot fail at his promises rather He will always answer our prayers with either of the following Yes, wait or stop because I have something better for you.

Yes someone might be wondering how do experiences the “No” part of my payer life.

It was when I left my first job and went in search of another. Right there I knew that I will be offer the job but that wasn’t God plan for me and I was not happy after all, staying at home was not easy, so many bills pilling up and no means of paying after all but God did show up and kept paying the bills in His own way.

Today, by His grace He has decorated and beautify me with a good skill that will not only pay my bill but will also pay other peoples bill by the way of employment. Wow! Beloved it was not easy for me remember, it wasn’t immediately remember but at the end of five to six years God got that area fixed and He is still doing it because He is new every morning.

So where has He said “no” to you in the past, not to worry because He will yet bring “Beauty” out from your “Ashes” as He did for me.

It is our month of favour He will not fail to do His biddings for us Praise the Lord.

Come with us as you encounter another side of prayer all to the glory of His Name:

Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.—Luke 22:44


Prayer is not difficult to understand. It is difficult to do. When was the last time your heart so grieved for those you were interceding for that your entire body agonized along with your mind and heart? (Heb. 5:7).

We are a generation that avoids pain at all costs. This is why there are so few intercessors. Most Christians operate on the shallowest levels of prayer, but God wants to take us into the deep levels of intercessory prayer that only a few ever experience. Deep, prolonged intercession is painful. It involves staying before God when everyone else has gone away or sleeps (Luke 22:45). It involves experiencing brokenness with the Father over those who continually rebel against Him. How many of us will experience this kind of fervent intercession?

We long for Pentecost in our lives and in our churches, but there is no Pentecost without Gethsemane and a cross. How do we become mature in our prayer life? By praying. When we do not feel like praying is precisely the time we ought to pray. There are no shortcuts to prayer. There are no books to read, seminars to attend, or inspirational mottoes to memorize that will transform us into intercessors. This comes only by committing ourselves to pray and then doing so.

Why not accept God’s invitation to become an intercessor? Don’t allow yourself to become satisfied with shallow, self-centered praying. Stay with God in prayer until He leads you to pray at the level He wants.

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And he killed James, John’s brother, with the sword. When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter too, during the days of Unleavened Bread.—Acts 12:2–3a


Can you accept God’s will when His answer is no? If you are praying in God’s will, He will always answer you when you pray (Jer. 33:3). However, sometimes His answer will be no.

King Herod arrested Peter and prepared to have him executed. During the night, as his church prayed, Peter’s life was spared when an angel freed him. God miraculously answered the prayers of His people that night. Yet not long before, James, too, had been arrested by Herod. James, however, was executed. Surely the church had prayed for James as fervently as they did for Peter, yet that time God’s answer had been no.

Did God love Peter more than James? Of course not. James had been one of Jesus’ closest friends. Yet God allowed James to die while He continued to use Peter in His service. The church in Jerusalem did not become bitter toward God. They accepted His answer because they trusted His love and wisdom.

There are times when God wants us to persist in our praying until He has completed His work in us (Luke 11:5–8; 18:1–6). However, when God’s answer is no, it is futile to continue pleading for a yes. Some refuse to take no for an answer, insisting that if you pray long enough and hard enough, God will ultimately grant any request you make.

It is an affront to your Lord to continue pleading with Him when He has clearly said no. The purpose of prayer is not to conform God to our will but to adjust our will to God. We must learn to trust God so that if He says no, we accept that His will is best.

Yes! Let us learn to accept His will and more importantly ask the grace to preserve in the place of prayer. Praise the Lord. Our model Our Lord Jesus, though the Son of God prayed, and blood came out like sweat from His body. And after this encounter He received the strength to go to cross.

Beloved, ask the Holy Spirit to put in you the virtue of patient in the place prayer and in every area of our life especially when we are sensing delay in our prayer request.

Father you children has come again before You to plead their cases, Lord answer us we pray Thee in Jesus Name. help us to stand on Your will and plans for us in Jesus Name. You are life to all who find you be our light and put in us a life rooted in You. Amen!

Remain ever blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.