I am sure many of us have heard preachers, or some of their comments, saying that praying once for any specific thing is enough. It has been said by some that if you pray more than once asking for something, you don’t have enough faith in God.
Some of the “Word of Faith” or “Name it and Claim it” preachers also have books stating the same belief.
As we follow the life of Jesus Christ, working toward being an Ambassador of Christ, and being like Him, we will see in the following Scriptures a different example.
And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”
So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again.
When Jesus went to Gethsemane to pray, on the night He knew He would be arrested, we see how He prayed. It is recorded that our Lord Jesus prayed three times in the same way. The Word says Jesus prayed the same prayer, always concluding with the willingness for His Heavenly Father’s Will to be done.
I always believe we are safe in following the example of Jesus Christ in all things. Therefore we can follow His example by praying more than once for our concerns. It is always necessary also, to be praying the Will of God, so we need to follow that part of the prayer of Jesus also.
In closing, we need care and discernment in all things we read, as well as in all we hear. If you hear or see something contrary to the actions of Jesus, or the teaching of God’s Word, avoid it, run from it.
Some people are great speakers, charismatic speakers, exciting to listen to, but we need the Spirit of Jesus to show us what is truth, and what is not.