Today's message by Pastor Lawrence leave a deep thought in me. Its about how we should pray prayers that Touches Heaven, Changing Earth. He uses the passage on Luke 18:1-8 about a widow whom keep on bugging a judge to grant her justice against her enemy. Due to her consistency, the judge actually give in to her request with the thoughts of avoiding the bothering process anymore. This parable clearly defines that we should always pray and not give up. Its definitely another hard core process.
There are 3 types of prayers that we should adapt in our daily walk. Persistent prayer can be summarized in few scenarios. If we pray with a wrong motive, God says NO. If we pray at the wrong timing, God says SLOW DOWN, If we pray and the answer is delayed, God wants us to GROW,and if we pray at the right timing, God says GO! These points are still running through my mind. Trying to see the possibility in my current prayer requests.
Prophetic prayer is prayer that goes beyond the ordinary situation. In other words, we should stretch our prayers towards the future.In Habakuk 1: 5, it says watch whats happening and pray! When the answer comes, spiritual revival take place. Sometimes, we may find it hard to express in words and yes. crying can also be a form of prayer to God. It's praying in the spirit.
Lastly, Passionate prayer is all about our dedication and commitment to pray. Its not trying to set time for prayer but instead, it should be build within our schedule and habit to pray daily. Again, it strikes me to really evaluate my current prayer life. Hmmmm..
It may seem to be a hard core process, but His word is always an encouragement to bring us hope.
Romans 8:28 And we know in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have called according to his purpose.
Daniel 10:12 Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before God, your words were heard, and I have come in to response to them.
I shall hope in the Lord and knowing that in all times, God make things beautiful :) Pray and trust!