The best way to stay connected in a prayer battle for healing over a few months or years is to remember:
- God wants us firstly to enjoy our relationship with him. We enjoy praying much more when we know we are loved and forgiven.
- The most enjoyable prayer times happen when we approach God’s throne with confidence because of what Jesus has done for us, and come into his presence. Then we listen to him to find out who he wants us to pray for. These prayers are such a pleasure because they are led by God and working with him is so powerful.
- God is happiest with us when we are happiest with him. This leads us to ask ourselves if we are happy with what God is doing in our lives, and so to iron out any issues of doubt or frustration along the way.
- Having someone to share with strengthens and encourages us: Iron sharpens iron, Proverbs 27:17
- When we pray for someone and they don’t receive healing, every prayer knocks some bricks out of the wall. God has started something powerful.
- A prayer battle is first won in the Heavenly realms. We believe that we have advanced the cause, so we wait expectantly to see the results of our victory. We trust his perfect timing and know that he is always on the case.
- I think God would agree with this quote: Attempt great things for God, expect great things from God.
- Keep a prayer journal to record the advancements and victories you achieve. The momentum will gather, and you will sense that you are on the path to victory.
Romans 4:18-20 says Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and…without weakening in his faith…he did not stagger through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. God prompted you to start praying for someone, and God has the power and love to finish the work.
Samuel pursued his enemies and crushed them – he did not turn back until all of them were destroyed, 2 Samuel 22:38.