Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Begging prayer

Remember that crazy little story Jesus told about the persistently begging widow. Luke records this story in 18:1-8. See how Luke begins the story, “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” Recently I heard the story of a Christian woman who told a friend that she was practicing “begging prayer.” Her son is in the army, and like so many today was being scheduled to go to Iraq. This mother went to God in begging prayer over his safety.

What is begging prayer you ask? This woman said begging prayer is prayer that you do over and over again. Anytime you think about it, you pray. Anytime you are reminded of your request, you pray. Anytime you sit down to pray, you ask God for that item for which you are begging, over and over and over again. And “you know what” she says, “God answers begging prayer faster than any other kind of prayer.”

May I ask you to practice begging prayer for our church planters and the people they are meeting in the name of Jesus?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great prayer! Thanks!