Importunity (Or Perseverance)
Jesus, You left record in Your Word for us to see the importance of being consistent in prayer. See Luke 11:5-8 (Message Bible).
“5 Then he said, “Imagine what would happen if you went to a friend in the middle of the night and said, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread.
6 An old friend traveling through just showed up, and I don’t have a thing on hand.’
7 “The friend answers from his bed, ‘Don’t bother me. The door’s locked; my children are all down for the night; I can’t get up to give you anything.’
8 “But let me tell you, even if he won’t get up because he’s a friend, if you stand your ground, knocking and waking all the neighbors, he’ll finally get up and get you whatever you need.”
How much more will our Heavenly Father grant us our heart’s desire if we would but stay before Him?! Ask Him for what you desire and then trust Him to respond to your request.
A Prayer written by Pastor Teresa Miller