One of my favorite praying people in the whole world was an elderly Pentecostal lady named Mamma Lena Cain. Before she went home to be with the Lord at 96 years of age, I asked her what the difference was between pray-ers in this generation and pray-ers in her generation. She said, “Well, we had the victory before we ever prayed, so we never prayed long.”
Pray-ers in her generation spent time in the Word. They spent time meditating on and talking about the promises and power of God. When they made their petition to God, they were already rejoicing. They knew the answer was theirs. They were laughing, shouting, and running when they came to the prayer room because they were already seeing and saying the outcome, which was good!
Most people these days don’t do that. In fact, they do the exact opposite.