Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…
1. Then, pray faithfully, believing that God can and will answer you, though not, perhaps, just as you expect. Many prayers are wasted because they are without faith; those who utter them are just trying an experiment to see whether God will hear and answer or not.
2. Next, pray persistently; don't be disheartened because God does not answer at once.
3. Next, pray submissively, striving to give up your will to God's will.
4. Next, pray simply. Some people pick out the longest and hardest words when they speak to God.
(H. J. Wilmot-Buxton, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;