Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 (AMPC)
Fervency speaks of our level of intensity, passion and persistence. Many times, we can lose our passion in prayer or stop praying for certain things altogether because we lose heart or give up. But God invites us to keep them before Him and trust Him for an answer in His time.
Have you ever been faced with illness, infertility, unemployment or a broken heart? Praying through such experiences is challenging. The days become long and we can quickly become weary. Your bible study group might be praying for months in agreement on something that still hasn’t come to fruition. Some might start accepting “no”, instead, we should accept the challenge of persistently praying for the desire He planted in your heart.
The word Fervent originates from the Latin word fervēre, which means to boil or glow. Think of your prayers being a pot of water on the stove top. God wants us to keep the dial on high, never dropping below 212 degrees. Even if God is saying “not yet”, don’t let the water go down to a simmer. Let your passion for in your prayers reflect God’s passion and love for you. Don’t let hot water sit in the pot, get an accountability partner that will pray for you and with you. In the same way, be the light to someone who needs the encouragement to pray fervently over their own lives.
Pray fervently for the main areas of concern in your life. Trust God to bring an answer as you journal your thoughts and inspirations through this time.