Nov 21, 2006

Persevering Prayer

I was really encouraged by this passage from Andrew Murray. The passage is a little bit long but very encouraging:

"Of all the mysteries of the prayer world, the need of persevering prayer is one of the greatest. That the Lord, who is so loving and longing to bless, should have to be supplicated time after time, sometimes year after year, before the answer comes, we cannot easily understand. It is also one of the greatest practical difficulties in the exercise of believing prayer. When after persevering supplication, our prayer remains unanswered, it is often easiest for our slothful flesh, and it has the appearance of pious submission, to think that we must now cease praying, because God may have His secret reason for withholding His answer to our request. It is by faith alone that the difficulty is overcome. When once faith has taken its stand upon God's word, and the Name of Jesus, and has yielded itself to the leading of the Spirit to seek God's will and honour alone in its prayer, it need not be discouraged by delay. It knows from Scripture that the power of believing prayer is simply irresistible; real faith can never be disappointed. It knows how, just as water, to exercise the irresistible power it can have, must be gathered up and accumulated, until the stream can come down in full force, there must often be a heaping up of prayer, until God sees that the measure is full, and the answer comes."

Let's continue to 'heap' up our prayers for Ian's miraculous healing! We serve a loving and tender God who is eager to bless. Continue to ask for His mercy. For His glory alone...

-Stephen A

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