MPM Day 1: Persistent Prayer

March Prayer Madness Day 1

Then Yeshua told his talmidim (disciples) a parable, in order to impress on them that they must always keep praying and not lose heart. “In a certain town, there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected other people. There was also in that town a widow who kept coming to him and saying ‘Give me a judgment against the man who is trying to ruin me.’ For a long time he refused; but after awhile, he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God, and I don’t respect other people; but because this widow is such a nudnik (pest), I will see to it that she gets justice – otherwise, she’ll keep coming and pestering me till she wears me out!’” Then the Lord commented, “Notice what this corrupt judge says. Now won’t God grant justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Is he delaying long over them? I tell you that he will judge in their favor, and quickly! But when the Son of Man comes, will he find this trust on the earth at all?” ~~ Luke 18: 1-8

But notice, this is about more than being persistent in prayer. It is being persistent in doing good and right even when it brings bad consequences in the world. YHWH will bring justice on those who are wronged, but it will be in His timing.

As we begin this month-long prayer vigil, let us be persistent, praying always and without ceasing. And let us carry this model of persistent prayer throughout of lives, not just through this month of March.

Oh Adonai, hear our prayers. Give us strength of heart to be persistent, knowing in full faith that You will hear and accomplish Your will in Your timing. Grant us complete trust in Your faithfulness, mercy, grace, and loving kindness.

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