Pray according to God’s will.
One of the most powerful prayers in the Bible is the one by Elijah when he challenged the prophets of Baal. The prophets had begun the challenge by praying to their god. But their prayer didn’t yield any result.
When it got to Elijah’s turn, he prayed for a few minutes. Yet, God responded almost immediately.
One big difference between the two prayers is that while Elijah’s request was brief, straight to the point, and almost like a conversation, the Baal prophets prayed for too long, shouting, dancing and even slashing themselves with swords (1 Kings 18:1-39).
What we can learn from that story is that praying according to God’s will saves a lot of time and effort.
Written by Ben Dankaka