4 reasons for persistent prayer

Wisdomforlife

I’ve had many seasons of persevering in prayer and these times typically lead to significant outcomes.

Since this kind of prayer could seem confusing, allow me to share some insights on persistent prayer from a good teacher.

Let’s start with a question.

Why do we need to engage in persistent prayer if God is our loving heavenly Father and truly wants to give us His good gifts?

J. I. Packer responds

“Here is a question that is not always well answered.  It is not, as some seem to suppose, that passionate petition twists God’s arm, so to speak, and thereby coaxes out of him what he had not originally wished to give. Nor is it that passionate petition, working itself up to an inner certainty that the gift requested will be given, induces God to give what he would not have given had it been asked for in a more…

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