Praying again


People don't stay too "long" with prayer. Pic from Pinterest

People don’t stay too “long” with prayer. Pic from Pinterest

It’s not that He prayed imperfectly. Jesus wanted to show us the supreme importance of persisting in prayer. Don’t quit; the answer’s coming!

Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored — Mark8:25 NIV. The first time Jesus prayed, the healing was partial. Not because he couldn’t pray right the first time. No.

He wanted to show what he taught in the

From Pinterest

From Pinterest

parable of the unjust judge in Luke 18:1-7.

That parable is unusual because most lack explicit interpretations. But Luke 18:1 says: Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

Is there anything faster than people giving up on marriage, a diet, and prayer? You ought to hang with all three because good will result!

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22 responses to “Praying again

  1. Thanks for “liking” my post!

  2. Recently I saw the answer to a prayer I had been lifting up to the Lord for many years. I praise Him that He helped me to not give up but to pray persistently for this need. He is faithful! Peace, Linda

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by, and God bless you.

  4. Dear Pastor Ashcroft and co
    It was good to read this post today of all days. It was your previous one about increasing prayer time that led me to pray a lot more, now 2-3 hours a day. It’s one year today I was forced out of my marriage by court order. I haven’t seen any result from praying yet, but I think your post was a little message from Father just for me to keep going. I have long blonde hair just like the lady in the picture above. My husband loved my hair. Thank you.
    Debra

    • I remember you saying you were encouraged to pray! But wow! 2-3 hours? You beat me! Praise God! Would you pray for me too? That I could make money. That the church in Guatemala would be powered forward. That Sister Nelly would be healed. That Jenny would be healed. Don’t be surprised if other requests get answered and not the one you most want. That is kinda normal. Unfortunately, prayer does not commit God to our time limits. He sets His own agenda, which often does not coincide with our own. I have seen this over and over; God answers first the prayers I want Him to answer last, and last the prayers I want Him to answer first. He WILL respond, but the Bible does not say WHEN. Hope this encoruages, not discourages.

      • Thank you and bless you all. You are now on my prayer list. Are you in Guatemala? I am in Australia but I visited Guatemala in 1982, such a beautiful country but so dangerous then. We travelled right through the war zone thinking we were avoiding it by not going to the city! I haven’t got a first and last list, just a list. Father likes to stretch our faith, doesn’t He? Way past what we think we can endure.

        • Yes. Way past what we think we can endure.
          I am now in USA, Celifornia, Los Angeles.
          Guatemala is now dangerous because the drug trade has overrun, as well as generalized corruption and street crime. It is the reason why we had to leave after pouring out 16 years of our lives. Thank you for praying for me. 😀

  5. Amen pastor!
    A valuable lesson to learn. We have to persevere and we have to hang on expecting God to do something (because He always does, even when the answer is not what we expect). Thanks for the post! Here’s to waiting. 🙂

    Juan

  6. Thanks, that was so encouraging! God’s timing is so perfect. It is so important to obey His promptings – even what to write on this blog…

  7. Needed this today! Thank you for this!

  8. Your commitment to prayer is evident as you have prayed alongside me in Blue Stone City! Blessings to you. ~Miriam

  9. Persistent prayer is critical today, especially that the Lord’s will be done concerning situations. In that way, no matter the outcome, whether “good” or “bad” we can rest assured that His divine will prevailed.

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  12. Oh boy. I missed this one when you first posted it, and now I know why. It’s a God-thing 🙂 Just when I needed it.

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