Theme: Persistence in prayer - An answer to prayer may not come immediately. Petitioners are to continue praying earnestly. This requires patience, determination and, at times, a willingness to wrestle with God for the desired outcome.
THE PRINCIPLE OF PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.
Psalm 88:1 O LORD, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
Psalm 116:2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for being a kind and loving God – for hearing the cries of your children. We long to be nearer to You, sheltered by Your love and blessed by Your mercy. Help us to be like Your servant David, crying out to you day and night, ever patient in our petitions to you, Lord. Grow us in the periods of waiting, trusting in Your providence and perfect timing. In the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
- Shane Sabbatini