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Strong Foundations // Day 6 - Persistence in Prayer


Today’s Reading : Luke 18: 1-8

K E Y   V E R S E :

“For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened” Lk 11:10

Jesus tells us the parable of the persistent widow, she was so relentless in her petition to the judge that he gave in to her request, not because he feared God or respected man, but because it would stop her bothering him.

   This echoes the story we read in Luke 11:5-10 when the friend knocks on the door at night constantly for bread. Again, it is his persistence that prompt the friend to give him what he requests.

Jesus then says “For everyone who asks receives, and to the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened”

I love this simple picture, when we are looking for something we keep looking until we find it, when we knock on a door we keep knocking until someone answers, and when we ask, we keep asking until we receive. It’s so simple to do in the day to day things, but we often struggle when it comes to our prayer life. We feel we can’t keep pestering God for the same things, but we see from the examples Jesus gives that this is clearly not the case. Sometimes when we pray, we see an immediate response, other times we have to keep asking over and over again.

Are we persistent in our prayer life? Asking God daily for the salvation of our friends and families? Or do we give up and move onto something else.


• On Day 2, we started a family jar with notes in it of the people God has laid on our hearts to pray for. Let’s add to this any circumstances or situations we have been praying for. Have a second jar ready to transfer the answered prayers to. It’s a great faith builder as you see the answered jar start to fill with the amazing things God is doing.

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