One definition of the word “faithful” is, “loyal, constant, steadfast”. First Peter 3:12 says, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayers…”
Our God is loyal. When we pray, His ears are open to us and we have His uninterrupted attention. He longs to hear our needs and desires, and to guide us in His plan.
Our God is constant. He will never leave us nor forsake us. His love and forgiveness are ever lasting. He chose us from the beginning of time and will unconditionally be there to give us mercy, grace, and support.
Our God is steadfast. His commitment to us never wavers. He is fully prepared to answer our prayers whenever we cry out to Him. He is our Rock, our source of peace, safety, and strength.
Do you believe that God is unendingly faithful to you, or do you think you have to earn His devotion? Sometimes when we are believing for something, we feel the need to pray and pray and pray, then when we’re done we get all of our family and friends to pray. There is nothing wrong with joining in prayer with other believers, in fact the Bible encourages us to do so, but what about trusting that when you prayed the first time, God heard you, and He answered you?
I often ask for prayer from others and pray for needs in the lives of my family, friends, and even strangers. Still, it’s important to also have time only between ourselves and God to build our faith and trust in Him that He is committed to answering our prayers even when we are the only one believing.
What’s important to God is not how many people we can get to pray and for how long, but that we have faith in His ability to provide for us. Our personal relationship, our personal confidence and security in our Father, is the foundation to what we hold onto during trials and tribulations.
We have victory through Christ which means whatever we ask, according to God’s plan, He will provide for us (John 5:14-15). God is faithful. He hears us the very first time we pray. Don’t be discouraged to pray with other believers, but build a strong foundation of your own faith in God.