Emanna for 10/06/2020

Persevering in Asking

Bible Verses

Luke 18:1 And He told them a parable to the end that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Rom 12:12 Rejoice in hope; endure in tribulation; persevere in prayer.

Words of Ministry

Another point about prayer which requires attention is that we must persevere in prayer and never stop praying. Some prayers require perseverance. One has to pray to such an extent that the prayer seems to wear out the Lord and force Him to answer. Luke 18
says that we must ask again and again. We must have the faith to pray to the Lord persistently until one day He is compelled to answer our prayer. Many prayers are inconsistent prayers. A person can pray for one or two days. But after three months, he completely forgets it. Some people can pray about something only once. They cannot even pray a second time for it. Such ones care little whether they receive what they ask for. A person will pray persistently only if he has a real need. One prays persistently only when he is pressed in the environment and driven by needs. If you want to ask for something, you should trouble God about it. If you really want it, you must ask persistently until God hears you. You have to ask in such a way that God cannot do anything except answer your prayer. You have to ask until God is forced to answer you.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 161-162. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/1/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.