Saturday, March 23, 2013

Prayer-Closing Thought

I pray that this series on prayer has encouraged you.  I pray that you realize how much He wants to spend time with you.  He loves you so much!!!!!!! 
I just wanted to close this out today with one last thought.  That would be persistence.  In the scriptures, the Lord never gives up on His children.  We sometimes decide that we have been praying long enough and that it's clear He is not going to answer so why bother.  This discourages me so very much. 
The only time that I would say to stop praying is if He tells you to.  Sometimes we can pray for something for a day, a week, a year, or even 10 years.  Sometimes we may never see the answer to our prayers this side of Glory.  Those Moms and Dads that have literally gone to Glory praying for their wayward children and find out that a year after they are gone that the child has returned to the Lord.  They were praying and never stopped.  We pray for our families and our friends.  We just need to make sure that we continue until He answers. 
So many are ill with cancers and other diseases and we pray for them.  He has healing planned for them.  There is NO doubt about that.  Their healing could be here on this earth or their healing could come when they enter glory.  We shouldn't stop praying!  We should continually bring them before the Lord. 
There are many that are lost.  Those that are facing an eternity separated from the Lord and spending their eternity in Hell.  It absolutely breaks my heart.  When was the last time that you prayed for those in your family that are not believers?  When was the last time that you prayed for your friends and co-workers that are not believers?  Consider where they are looking at eternity.......what are we going to do about it? 
We need to be a praying group of people.  We need to spend time at the Fathers feet.  We need to weep for the lost. We need to lift up the broken.
Consider your prayer time.  How are you doing?  Is it regular? Is it alive? or are you going through the motions?  I pray that these 4 days have encouraged you!!!!!  Please let me know if you have questions!!!!!!

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