Apparently the average person can only be without oxygen for about 3 minutes before losing consciousness. This is assuming you are not moving, this time is much shorter if a person is struggling as your brain and tissues will require more oxygen. After about 8 minutes of no oxygen to the brain, there can be permanent brain damage.
For me prayer is like the breath of your spirit. Without prayer your spirit will slowly suffocate! It is even more important to pray when you minister, because just like your body needs more oxygen when it’s moving – your spirit needs more prayer to minister.
Please don’t misunderstand me – I am not trying to put people under the law again by forcing people to pray. There is no law to force me to breathe physically; it is something I do naturally.
It is the same way with prayer – it is something that must be naturally part of a Christian’s life.
In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
We keep our spirit and the spirits of others up when we pray. So make a choice today to make prayer a part of your life just as breathing is part of your life!