The annals of the Jews and Christians are for the most part the history of the prayers of both groups. Some teach that if we pray and after one prayer, if it is not answered, then do not pray that prayer again. Yet Jesus teaches us in Luke 18:1, “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
He proceeds by telling the story of a hard hearted judge, (is there any other kind) and a widow who persisted in petitioning said judge for relief. Christ is not teaching that Our Father is hard hearted, but that He is teaching us it is beneficial for us to persist in fervent prayer. Often we learn more and are drawn closer to Jesus through the praying than we would be if we received the object of our prayer.
Jim Kilgore recalled a line on amazing prayer by Sidlow Baxter who wrote, “Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, but they are powerless against our prayers.”
I suppose I am thinking more about prayer this week due to Joyce’s confrontation with her mortality last week via a heart episode. I assure you I was engaging in fervent prayer and asked everyone I could think of to join with me for God to spare her.
I assure you I practiced the technique laid out by Jesus and persisted in prayer.
Prayer: God’s secret weapon.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly
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