21 DAYS OF PRAYER

A COMPANION TO THE "A BETTER STORY" MESSAGE SERIES

DAY THREE

PRAY WITH PERSISTENCE

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Suppose one of you went to your friend’s house at midnight and said to him, ‘Friend, loan me three loaves of bread. A friend of mine has come into town to visit me, but I have nothing for him to eat.’ Your friend inside the house answers, ‘Don’t bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, if friendship is not enough to make him get up to give you the bread, your boldness will make him get up and give you whatever you need. So I tell you, ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened. If your children ask for a fish, which of you would give them a snake instead? Or, if your children ask for an egg, would you give them a scorpion? Even though you are bad, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:5–13 NCV)
This is what Jesus says to his disciples after they ask him how to pray, and after he teaches them what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.”

What are the things that would keep you from praying with persistence these next 18 days?
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PRAYER

Lord, I know that you are a good father who loves me as his child. Thank you for the right, in Christ, to be called your son/daughter. Help me to care enough about the harvest field that I will pray for workers and opportunities every day. Remove the barriers that will get in my way. I pray also for those I am partnering with in prayer. Give them clear paths and apt reminders to be diligent in prayer.