Effective Prayer Ministry Requires a Passion for Prayer

To have an effective prayer ministry, we need to develop a passion for prayer. To begin, we need to understand what passionate prayer looks like.

What passionate prayer is not:

Passionate prayer is not emotion-driven. Although emotion may be present, passion in prayer is not merely an emotional expression nor does it flow from feelings alone.

Some personalities are more feeling based than others. Because someone doesn't emote in their prayers, it doesn't necessarily mean they aren't passionate.
 
----- Don't judge people based on their emotional expression.
 

Passionate prayer is not always impressive. High-sounding spiritual words or rhetoric may not be a part of this kind of prayer.

Someone who doesn't know Christian lingo can still engage in passionate prayer.
 
----- Don't judge people based on their eloquence or lack thereof.
 

Note: If people sense that they may be judged in these ways, they will shy away from praying aloud.
 

What passion for prayer includes:

A devotion to prayer: being faithful and diligent in it; a commitment; a priority
Acts 2:42; Romans 12:12; Luke 18:1; Colossians 4:2
 
An attentiveness in prayer: being alert, watchful, clear-minded, self-controlled
Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:7
 
A persistence in prayer: never giving up, always keeping on, continual
Luke 18:1; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Matthew 7:7; Psalm 55:16-17
 
A fervency in prayer: being zealous; an enthusiasm or energy
James 5:16
 
A Spirit-propelled effort to prayer: walking in the Spirit; a motivation, a power-source
Ephesians 6:18; Romans 8:26-27
 
A wholehearted attitude toward prayer: seeking and loving Him with all of who you are
Jeremiah 29:12-13; Matthew 22:37
 
A faith-driven expectancy in prayer: being thankful before getting an answer; an anticipation
Colossians 4:2; Mark 11:24
 
A purpose in prayer: lining up with His will; a meaningfulness
Matthew 6:7-13; 1 John 5:14
 

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