Praying the Distance - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
  • 1 Post By Powerstroke Racer
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
7.3 PSD Mythology Expert
Powerstroke Racer's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Houston Tx
Posts: 7,726
Praying the Distance

May 2 | Bible in a Year: 1 Kings 12-13; Luke 22:1-20

Praying the Distance

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Colossians 4:2
READ LUKE 18:1–8

Kevin wiped a tear from his eye as he held out a slip of paper for my wife, Cari, to read. He knew Cari and I were praying for our daughter to return to faith in Jesus. “This note was found in my mother’s Bible after her death, and I hope it encourages you,” he said. At the top of the note were the words, “For my son, Kevin.” Below them was a prayer for his salvation.

“I carry this with me in my own Bible today,” Kevin explained. “My mother prayed for my salvation for more than thirty-five years. I was far away from God, and I’m a believer now.” He looked intently at us and smiled through his tears: “Never give up praying for your daughter—no matter how long it takes.”
His words of encouragement made me think of the introduction to a story Jesus told about prayer in the gospel of Luke. Luke begins with the words, “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).

In the story, Jesus contrasts an “unjust judge” (v. 6) who answers a request merely because he doesn’t want to be further bothered, with a perfect heavenly Father who cares deeply for us and wants us to come to Him. We can be encouraged whenever we pray to know that God hears and welcomes our prayers.
By James Banks

Abba, Father, thank You that no request is too large or too small for You. Help me to pray faithfully for those who do not yet know You!
Who’s constantly in your prayers for salvation? How does it help to know of others’ stories of answered prayer?

Your gift changes lives. Help us share God’s love with millions every day.

Today’s passage explains that Jesus told His disciples this parable to teach them to “always pray and not give up” (v. 1). But there are two points to this parable. Certainly, the primary point is to pray persistently. Just as the widow badgered the unjust judge into answering her plea, we’re to constantly and consistently bring our prayers before God. But there’s something else about the widow’s request that should be noticed, for Jesus mentions it too. Her request was for justice. This wasn’t a personal gripe or an attempt to gain an advantage. She had been wronged in some particular way and so continually asked the judge—an unjust judge—to grant her justice. Jesus says the Father (who is just) will also “bring about justice for his chosen ones” (v. 7). God the Father hears and responds to our persistent prayers for justice.

To learn more about prayer, visit J.R. Hudberg
Stallion Forward likes this.

David Lott
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want!!!
No purpose no happiness, know purpose know happiness ---> Happiness is a direction not a destination.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Powerstroke Racer is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Praying Patient Powerstroke Racer Politics and Religion 0 10-29-2016 02:09 PM
Praying For You Today Powerstroke Racer Politics and Religion 0 09-28-2016 01:54 PM
Sledding And Praying Powerstroke Racer Politics and Religion 0 01-30-2015 12:55 PM
Praying Friends Powerstroke Racer Politics and Religion 0 03-09-2013 05:48 PM
Obama Praying in a Mosque RampRat Politics and Religion 42 12-17-2009 04:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome