READ Luke 18: 1-8
Jesus declares in Luke 18:1, “That men ought always to pray and not to faint.” Then He relates a parable in which He tells about a widow who persistently appealed to a judge to avenger her of her adversary. Jesus indicated that the woman’s request was honored because of her perseverance. The parable urges us to pray not only fervently, but also frequently.
The apostle Paul succinctly advocated the same principle in I Thessalonians 5:17 when he wrote, “Pray without ceasing.” So often we throw up a prayer to heaven a time or two and if we do not get an immediate response we give up that prayer and resolve that God is not going to give an answer.
Moses prayed for years that God would allow him to lead the children of Israel across the Jordan River into the promised land, but Deuteronomy 34:7 says, “And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.” He was a man’s man. He had 20/20 vision and he was as strong as Superman. Unfortunately he died before he got to the Promised Land. So was his prayer answered?
As a matter of fact it was answered. If you read about the transfiguration of Jesus in Matthew 17 or Luke 9 you will find that there were two men who appeared with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration – Moses and Elijah. Moses got to the Promised Land, but it was 1,500 years after he died. So, don’t quit praying too soon. The answer may be delayed.
Dear Lord of glory, I don’t want to be a quitter, especially in something as important as prayer. Help me to preserver in prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Dear Lord of glory, I don’t want to be a quitter, especially in something as important as prayer. Help me to preserver in prayer. #realmomentum app