Prayer and Praise Corner
Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18:1)
And the Lord said, “listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:6-8)
Moses prayed for 40 days and 40 nights to stop the wrath of God. His example is an encouragement to present – day faith in its darkest hour. Elijah repeated his prayer seven times before the rain clouds appeared on the horizon.
During His earthly life, the blessed Savior spent many nights in prayer. In Gethsemane He presented the same petition three times with unshaken, yet submissive persistence. This called on every part of His soul and brought about tears and bloody sweat.
Jesus’ life victories were all won in hours of persistent prayer. He taught, by example, the importance of consistent prayer.
God waits patiently as His people cry to Him day and night. He is moved by the requests a thousand times more than this unjust judge’s was.
Waiting for answers to prayer is limited by persistent praying, and the answers richly given. God sees His praying child’s faith. He honours this faith that stays and cries by persisting in prayer, so that it is strengthened and enriched. Then He rewards it abundantly.
Prayer Requests: Pray for a better relationship with our Aboriginal brothers and sisters as we celebrate Aboriginal Day Sunday. Pray for volunteers for the soup kitchen throughout the Summer months. Pray for the safety and security of the children over the holiday time. Pray for those charged with providing activities for children over the Summer.
Prayer: Dear Father thank You for Jesus’ example of praying day and night and not giving up. Thank You for richly rewarding persistent praying. Thank you for seeing our faith when we pray. Grant us patience in our waiting, Lord. Amen.