"And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;"
(Luke 18:1 KJV)
Read Luke 18:1-8. One of the greatest problems for the Prayer Team is our failure to pray until we get an answer. We need to remember that our time is not God's time. We may begin with good intentions, praying for a couple of weeks, a month or more, but then we begin to doubt or find someone else to pray fervently about, we slack off and soon that person isn't even on our prayer list.
This, of course, is a big mistake with serious consequences. When the person praying starts not completing what they started for Our Awesome God, it often leads to not completing most things you start. People who start not completing tasks can develop a habit of failure because of unfinished tasks. When you give up, you are opening yourself to failure and defeat. God knows the lessons we need to learn and perseverance is one God needs to teach most of us.
At this point, someone should ask, "How long should we pray?" The best answer would be this: Pray until the prayer is answered or until your heart is quiet and assured that Our Awesome God will answer it. Don't stop until you know God wants you to. We need to remember how much Satan wants us to stop praying for that person. It is a real battle because he can bring doubt to you and your prayer life. God uses your prayer to Him as a weapon against Satan and to teach you how important perseverance is.
As we pray more and more and build up our experience, we will know when Our Awesome God is giving us that feeling of assurance that He will take care of it so we can stop praying about that person. There actually comes a time when we stop praying because we believe in Him and have faith that He will take care of it. Have you reached that time?
Intercessory Prayer is available at our church and we have had some marvelous results as Our Awesome God is answering prayers. Come join us as we learn more through prayer and perseverance. May God continue to bless you and your’s.
Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. Our programs include Bible Study groups along with AWANA for children on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Wednesday at 7:00 PM is Prayer Requests and Bible Study. Let's see what we can do and learn! We welcome all people and love them!
Flo & Bill