I want to persist in prayer, but it’s hard. How do I know that my Lord listens? How do I know that he cares about me? What if the answer he offers isn’t good enough? Our God draws us into his promises through prayer.
In a sense, prayer comes naturally to us. We want so we ask. We hurt so we cry out. We are frustrated so we vent. We are blessed so we give thanks. So we sometimes define prayer as “speaking to God from the heart.” Seems so easy. What does not come naturally, however, is the focused prayer God wants for us.
Never give up! That’s easy to say when there is a goal in mind, when we can see progress. That’s not so easy when it comes to prayer. How do we know that God hears our cries for help? We have his promise. This Sunday we’ll look at God’s instructions for prayer. Never give up
The power of prayer is something that we can’t always see. Does God always answer our prayers? How can we know? Sometimes we don’t even know what to pray for or about! Even when things look the worst God can still answer our imperfect, confused prayers.