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Persistent Prayer

  • He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up, saying, 'There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man. A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, 'Defend me from my adversary!' He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.' ' Luke 18:1 WEB

    The widow in this story kept going to the judge with her problem, even though he had refused to help her. She came back again and again and again, until the judge gave her what she asked of him. She really wanted it. She was persistent.

    In Mark 7:27, there was a woman who asked Jesus for help with her daughter. Jesus refused at first, saying that it wasn't right to take the children's bread and to throw it to the dogs. In other words, it wasn't yet time for the gentiles to experience the kingdom, for He came to the Jews first. Yet she persisted and said that even the dogs eat the crumbs under the table. Jesus was so impressed with her determination and humility that He did what she asked.

    There are times when you have to come to God in prayer over, and over, and over, until you get the answer. In 1 Kings 18:43, Elijah went back and prayed for rain seven times before the small cloud rose out of the sea. In Matthew 26:44 on the night of His betrayal, Jesus went back and prayed the same words three times. He tells us that we are to pray always, and not lose heart (Luke 18:1).

    There is a battle going on and you are in it, even if you choose not to be. Ignorance will not protect you from it. Keep on praying, keep on seeking, keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. Sometimes you have to pray it in, and you have got to really want it. Don't give up just because you prayed once and you don't see it yet. Elijah would have never gotten his rain if he had stopped after the first prayer, and he was a mighty prophet. He continued praying until he saw it manifest.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have done in my life. Please give me encouragement today, strength, wisdom, and lead me into all that You have for me here. Help me to know Your times and seasons, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for listening and answering our prayers! Praise the Lord Hallelujah! ❤️
May 1
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

May 1
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen Amen!! This message was RIGHT ON TIME!

May 1
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I know rhis to be true. Prayers work. Thank you Pastor Dion. God Bless us all. Amen

May 1
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

May 1
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

May 1
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I am persistent in prayer

May 1
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 1
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for always knowing what we need and supplying it at the perfect time, And thank you pastor Dion for your knowledge of scripture it has helped me very much.

May 1
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus guide us and answer our prayers.We love and worship you. Amen 

May 1
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

May 1
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Judith B
Judith B

Thank you LORD for new beginnings and help me to open the right doors at the right time, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen 

May 1
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father, I know we lose time by thinking we're supposed to have everything we want or need in our own time, encourage us to always believe in You and wait for the right time according to Your Holy will. We need to keep praying for the Lord hear our prayers. In the name of Jesus Your Son we pray,Amen. 

Yes Pastor, sometimes we forget that the Lord has His own time. Thank you and Sylvia once again for your help, God bless you both. 

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

May 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Oh God please hasten to get it done. Amen

May 1
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

So thankful for prayer and the model of Jesus.  Thanks for this reminder, Pastor Dion! Lord, Help me to know Your times and seasons as we talk.

May 1
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

LORD thank you for having us feel and understand that your "YES AND NO" is for our best. We will always be praying and be persistent and know that in your Your own will and time LORD all will be done. PRAISE THE LORD. WE LOVE YOU LORD. AMEN

May 1
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

May 1
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I persist in prayer and trust in the Lord, Amen.

May 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 1
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!     Even though we grow weary, we still need to continue with all of our hearts and souls, praying without ceasing and then waiting on the Lord, who will hear us at His time, because HE knows all things! Because HE is good!!!

May 1