In chapel this week, we talked about prayer again and we talked about the importance of consistency in regard to our prayers. I believe that consistency in our prayer life is something that most Christians do not emphasize enough. Jesus talks about the importance of consistency and persistence in prayer in Luke 18. He tells of an unrighteous judge who was constantly petitioned by a widow who needed legal protection. Finally, the judge gave in and granted her request, not because he cared for her, but simply because of the widow’s persistent pleas for help. The unrighteous judge wanted her to go away. Jesus followed that parable by saying in Luke 18:6:
Luke 18:6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge *said; 7 now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? 8 “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
I do not know what you may be praying for this week but I know that you should exercise your faith and be persistent. I know that you should not give up. I know that you should boldly go to the throne of grace regularly and seek wisdom, strength and provision from the Lord God. The Lord cares for you and He hears and answers the prayers of His children. The responses and answers you receive are not given to make you go away, they are designed to draw you even closer to Him. Go to Him in prayer, lift up your requests and supplications so that you can experience His peace and His presence today.