Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Daily devotional: Pray boldly and persistently

Scripture
I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Luke 11:8 NIV (see vv. 5-13)

Observation
Even a friend will not always respond favorably to a request made with ill timing, but whether friend or not, he will respond to the request given enough persistence and boldness. Even more than a friend, God listens to our requests and will act when we pray boldly and persistently.

Application
Pray boldly and persistently, trusting God to intervene and answer my prayers.

Prayer
Lord God, you are awesome and most holy. You are worthy of all praise! Thank you for giving me the Holy Spirit and all good things! And thank you for hearing my requests and answering them! You have been so generous to me and I am grateful. Please continue to fill me with the Holy Spirit and with all wisdom and discernment. Make me a man after Your own heart. Please use me and minister to me and through me. I love you!

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