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Pray With Persistence

“Be unceasing in prayer – praying perseveringly” (I Thessalonians 5:17, Amplified). Luke 18:1 (Amplified) says, “(Jesus) told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward – faint, lose heart and give up.” What a magnificent verse! Acts 12:5 says, “So Peter was kept in prison; but fervent prayer for him was persistently made to God by the church (assembly)” (Amplified).

In these passages, we see the importance of human intercession on behalf of others. We need to beset God with repeated, insistent requests! That is prevailing prayer! God’s power can only be released when His people leave the natural realm of response to life. We have to face our circumstances, testings, trials, opportunities, privileges, and our responsibilities with more than just a knowledge of doctrine.

May each difficulty that we encounter lead us to prayerful persistence on our knees. “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Luke 11:10). God will truly answer and bring relief to those who will not cease to knock at the door of His heart.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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