Persistent Prayer Reveals Your Faith

1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart…8 I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?”

-Luke 18:1, 8, BSB

Prayer is an essential element in the process of a believer’s growth in the Lord. In verse 8, prayer reflects one’s faith or the strength of it. Jesus connects prayer to the level of your trust in Him when you read the context that’s between verses 1 and 8.

Jesus talks about a widow who went to an unjust judge for justice who didn’t care about God or people, but because the widow kept coming to him, he saw that she was going to wear him out. He decides to give her the justice that she sought. Jesus then said, won’t God answer His children’s prayer even quicker? Jesus finished by comparing consistent prayer to strong faith.

Jesus only answers a prayer that is consistent because it exercises the person’s faith towards the Lord. In Hebrews 11:6, it says, “6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” As you can see that faith in Jesus Christ is what pleases Him, and without it, you cannot not. A prayer that does not give up displays a faith that is firm and immovable.

Doubt is prayer’s cancer. It eats it up by causing the person to cease from hoping in an answered prayer from the Lord. After the person stops, bitterness develops, and its roots go down deep into the person’s soul and takes hold until it destroys that person’s faith.

Remember, the target will always be your faith because faith is what pleases God and strengthens you. Without faith in Jesus, there will be no life of prayer, hope, and worse, no salvation. How do you think that a person who at one time was a Christian turned around and became an atheist? Once you destroy the little bit of faith they had in Christ, it severs their connection to Him. They have no choice but to abandon Jesus because what keeps you clued to Jesus Christ is trust in Him.

If Jesus is not answering your prayer, do you give up, or have you made up your mind to be persistent until He answers you?

What type of faith do you have?

Let’s praise the Lord with our hearts lifted up to heaven

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Psalms 34:3

Magnify the Lord with me. Let us praise his name together.

Lord, may You alone be glorified because of Your faithful love towards those who love You and for dying in our place. Jesus, how great and awesome are Your deeds O Lord, Your knowledge and wisdom are beyond our understanding…for You O Lord created the heavens and the earth with Your Word. Who can get in Your way or thwart your sovereign decrees…no one, for You are mighty in power and You accomplish Your will because You alone are the Almighty God. You are full of light and righteousness and there is no darkness in You but love, mercy, and compassion are found in You.

Those in trouble who cry out to You by seeking Your face will be found by You, for You Lord Jesus will rescue them from sinking into the miry depths of their troubles. You, Lord Jesus, deserve all worship and no other because You alone are God and the others are so-called gods but really not gods at all but man-made gods that can’t hear, speak, see and walk because they are nothing. But, You O Lord are the true living God, not only the angels in heaven but those on earth who are Yours Lord will praise Your Name because Your Name is Wonderful. Thank You, Lord, as we praise You today, for we know that You will never abandon us because You are a great, faithful and awesome God. Jesus we love and honor You by doing Your will because You created us, sustain us and saved us…in Jesus’ name I say these things Amen.

Regardless of what we are going through we must hold on to His promises so that even in our troubles and tribulations Jesus may be praised and glorified so that our faith may be strengthened and grow so that His will may be accomplished in our lives.

Let’s Give Thanks To The Lord Today

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Psalms 96:3

Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful works among all peoples.

Lord, I praise You and honor You because You are a God who saves, heals and forgives our debts. Thank You, Lord my God for all of Your blessings which You have showered on us with, for we have what we need because of You. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your great salvation, for by Your stripes we are healed and taking our punishment upon Yourself so that we may have eternal life through faith in You and be with You forever.

Isaiah 53:3

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Your love O Lord made You die for us and I pray that my love for You may always be a living sacrifice showing how much You mean to me. May the name of Jesus Christ be exalted, praised, honored and glorified forever and ever. In Jesus name, I say these things, Amen.