Sometimes when you are with a daunting challenge or you desire a change in your situation, it is pertinent that you continue in prayer until that change comes. This does not negate fait nor portray a state of unbelief. Actually, the reason you choose not to shift grounds is that you are acting your faith.
Many are too used to praying emergency prayers that do not work most times. They wait until the pressure mounts and then start pushing panic buttons and praying fast prayers for fast answers. We read in the scripture what Elijah did when he wanted a miracle. He cast himself down upon the earth and put his head in between his knees, praying heartfelt, continued prayer. He prayed until he got a miracle.
This is what many in the church today are not doing. Years ago, christians were taught to be earnest and persistent in prayer, but the more they learned the word of faith, the more some drifted away from the message of prayer.
For your prayer to be effective, it must have the two elements work together :
- word of faith and
- an earnest, heartfelt, continued prayer.
You must have the willingness to pray with all your heart and continue in prayer until you have the note of victory in your spirit. You might ask, 'but when do I stop.' you stop when you know in your spirit man that it is done! Nonetheless, if you truly pray in faith, you would only do so once. You would not need to pray repeatedly over the same issue.