“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.
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