Colossians 4:2 (NET) Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
Freddie was a believer in the Lord Jesus but he was not devoted to prayer. He did not understand why someone would pray for up to one hour. By the time he had mentioned his requests for a couple of minutes, he had exhausted his prayer list. Freddie was spiritually weak because of this. But as he grew in the knowledge of God, he realized that prayer was not just about making requests to God. It is the way your spirit communes with the spirit of God. He also realized that when he tarried in the place of prayer, his faith was boosted and unbelief in his heart was diminished.
You may need to pray for one hour over an issue not because God didn’t hear the prayer the first minute you prayed, but what the next 59 minutes did was to deal with the unbelief in your heart and condition you to be able to receive your miracle. A person that does not understand this secret may not have a fruitful prayer life.
1 John 5:11 reveals that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His son. This life is not in us but in Christ. The power of this life is apprehended through communion with His spirit. One of the most effective ways this communion happens is by praying in the spirit.
A believer who is not devoted to prayer will not be able to apprehend the unlimited power he has access to through the new birth.
Go into today remembering that a prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian. Ask the Lord for the grace to be truly devoted to prayer.