Read Isaiah 62:6-7.
Praying is hard work and we need to pray for strength to endure in our regular commitment to pray and obey! In Philippians 1:19, Paul encouraged the church that his deliverance was critically tied to their faithful prayers. We must never take for granted this powerful ministry. We must always uphold and encourage this gift in every believer and teach the saints to pray at all times as Paul urges in 1 Timothy 2:1 and Ephesians 6:18.