Pray With Persistence

“Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
Today we conclude with the final ingredient to praying a powerful prayer. Not only should we pray with a sincere heart, pray with boldness, and pray will humility. Lastly, we must pray with persistence.  
Jealous of Daniel, a group of supervisors and satraps convinced King Darius to implement a law saying that the king is the only person that anyone could pray to for 30 days. Daniel was persistent, praying to God three times every day. He continued to pray to God even when he heard about the new law. As a result, he was thrown in the lions’ den.  
Not only did he come out the den unharmed, but his safety was a testament to King Darius and others about the power of the one and true living God. The king made a new law for people in every part of my kingdom to fear and respect the God of Daniel (Daniel 6). God rewarded Daniel’s commitment to prayer and to Him.  
Regardless of whether God’s answer to our pray is yes, no, or not yet, we must pray with persistence. He wants us to have a passion for Him and not just what He can give us.
Pray during the day. Pray during the night, pray when you feel like it. Pray when you don’t feel like it. But whatever you do, never stop praying!

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