The lives of Daniel and Paul teach us that prayer breaks spiritual opposition. Praying in faith will shut the mouths of lions. Your enemies will not be able to devour you. The Psalmist gave us some great words of comfort,
Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Meditate upon these verses and let them become your daily confession. Whenever you persist in prayer you will break resistance because persistence breaks resistance. Jesus gave us a marvelous concept in the Gospel of Luke,
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
What allows you to pray without fainting is the force of faith because without faith prayer will not work. You see prayer is not venting your unbelief to God but prayer is showing your confidence in his Word and ability to answer you. When faith is attached to prayer then you become like a bulldog with a bone in its mouth. It will not let go for anything. Daniel kept praying and fasting until the answer manifested. The angel told him, 'The first day that you prayed, I was released but there was opposition in the realm of the spirit with the Prince of Persia'. (Daniel 10:11-13) This simply means three things,
- Daniel prayed
- God answered
- Prince of Persia delayed
Or to mark your thinking let's say it this way,
- Earth called
- Heaven answered
- Spirit realm hindered
Your problem is not God nor heaven. The day that you prayed in faith your answer was released. It's the in-between earth and heaven that is the problem. That's the heavenlies! This is the battleground of demons and angels. This is why you have to persist in prayer. The apostle said it well and opened the eyes of the Ephesian saints,
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Your persistence of faith and prayer will be the force that clears the heavens and allows your answer to manifest. So having done all to stand, stand therefore and pray with faith without ceasing. Your answer will manifest!