Keep on praying

Earlier this year, I mentioned the power of prayer – prayer changes things!  I’ve discovered that it’s easy to start praying.  Even people who don’t know GOD can reach HIM in their distress.  The challenging task, however, is to persist in prayer, to pray without ceasing as prescribed by Paul (see 1 Thessalonians 5:17).  It’s hard to keep praying when success seems unlikely.  But when we persist in prayer, GOD will grant our requests, according to HIS will.  That’s why JESUS said, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for …” (Matthew 7:7, New Living Translation).

Daniel had every reason to quit praying.  When he prayed, things became progressively worse.  He digressed from the most celebrated (Daniel 6:3), to the most hated (Daniel 6:4), to the most likely to die (Daniel 6:7).  In spite of the obstacles, however, Daniel kept praying.  And because of his persistence, GOD spared him again.  HE made lions lay down like lambs because of Daniel’s commitment to prayer!

This recharge is dedicated to weary prayer warriors – KEEP ON PRAYING!  GOD has heard your request, and it’s a matter of time until HE answers!  You’re prayed this long, so why quit now.