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How Long Should We Pray?

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How Long Should We Pray?

Key Scripture

Luke 18:1 – One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.


This is one question I’ve heard people debate on so many times. Some people complain about the length invested in prayer by some Christian ministries. Some complain that the time spent is too lengthy others say it’s too short, but let’s take a look at what the word says about prayer.

Our key scripture gives us insight about Gods mind regarding prayer. Jesus said man should always pray. Reason being that being human our physical senses are extremely limiting, prayer simply shows dependence on another being, in this case, God. Truth be told, how much of God’s help do we actually need, well a lot, so how much should we pray? well a lot.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17
[16]Always be joyful.
[17]Never stop praying

Paul couldn’t have said it better. We are given an instruction to never stop praying, it should be a lifestyle we imbibe to keep on praying. Jesus showed us some good examples in that He prayed, a lot, likewise the disciples, and we should also do the same. We are told to never stop praying, because there is a possibility that situations of life may make us scoff at prayer, but we are supposed to bear in our minds that no matter what, prayer is never a variable.

Ephesians 6:18 – Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere

The message remains the same. No matter the circumstance, no matter the the time or season we should keep on praying. So if you ask me how long should I pray? Well i’ll say how long should I not pray! We keep on praying and effecting positive change for the fulfilment of God’s will.


Lord teach me to always pray no matter the circumstance. Teach me to pray in the storm and even in sunshine, amen.

Author – Gem

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