The Power of Persistence in Prayer

Mamas, let’s talk about the power of persistence in prayer for just a minute.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to “pray without ceasing;” and let me tell you, I have done it. I have prayed for so many things in my life and, in His time, God always comes through.
He is, after all, an unfailing God who hears our cry.

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This verse was written in my planner on March 18, 2013; nearly five years ago.

“Wives, in the same way, submit to yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the Word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.”  -1 Peter 3:1-2

Each day since this was written I have prayed for the salvation of my husband. I prayed that he may keep an open mind and a soft heart when it comes to our Lord; that God would bring and keep His spirit in my husband’s heart; that He would remove Satan’s binding influence; and that the Lord would clearly show him that all wonderful things are blessings from above. In this, I also had to pray for myself. I prayed for a soft, humble, and understanding heart toward my husband; I prayed for an opportunity to minister to him and to bring him closer to God; I prayed for patience; I prayed for understanding; and I prayed for other believers to have an influence on him.

Well, mamas, our gracious Father has came through, yet again. Last night it became clear that God has been doing His mighty work on my husband’s heart. After years and years of prayer, God is, once again, showing his unfailing love! What a wonderful blessing!

Mamas, when you begin to feel discouraged in your prayers or feel as if God is not hearing your cry; know He is. Jeremiah 29:12 says, “Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” He hears you. He has a plan for you and He knows what is best for you. He loves you and He will never fail you. Patience mama; your time is coming!

Happy and blessed Monday,
Amity

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