Pray Again & Again

Michael Guido

ASKING AND SEEKING AND KNOCKING
A little girl was climbing into bed and her mother asked, “Anne, did you remember to say your prayers?”

“Well,” she replied, “I got on my knees and started to say them as I do every night. And then all of a sudden I thought, ‘I’ll bet that God gets tired of hearing me pray about the same old things every night.’ So, I decided that I would just lay here in bed and tell Him the story of ‘The Three Bears.'”

Persistence in prayer and pursuing God is a most important part of prayer. Equally important is to understand how He answers our prayers and when He will answer our prayers. We must never allow ourselves to believe that God will not accept our prayers or that He will even mock our prayers. Prayers and praying are a serious and significant part in the life of the Christian. We must always remember, though, that He will answer our prayers in a way that is in our best interest.

We must always remind ourselves that He responds to our requests out of His wisdom and His never ending and always compassionate love. When the answer does not come when we expect it, we must hold fast to the fact that “His grace is sufficient.” The answer will always come when we need it most and at a time that matches His schedule for our well-being. If we give up and quit praying, God knows we are not sincere.

Prayer: Lord, give us a faith that does not falter, a trust that will not tire and a persistence that will prevail. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture: Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Author: Editor

An ordained Baptist minister. Worked for 10 years with a Christian publishing ministry where I was the circulation manager for a growing publication, The Sword of the Lord. I also did most of direct mail fundraising and promotion. I have pastored churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & Arkansas. I served for some four years as Vice President of The Spoken Word of God ministry, Orlando, FL. This ministry was active in church planting in India and broadcasting the Scriptures via Trans World Radio and other radio outlets. My associate in this ministry later invited me to join him and his dad in starting a business working with churches providing multimedia equipment. I have done this work for the last 16 years. This blog, hopefully, will scratch an itch I have for communicating the Word of God to a broader audience via the Internet. I would be honored to hear from you via email.

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