Don’t Ever Stop Praying
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is burning. Isaiah 62:1
What did you used to pray for—with great passion and focus—that you no longer pray for? What prayer requests have the years and the perception that God wasn’t doing anything caused you to abandon?
Don’t bail on those requests! Don’t take them off your list! Don’t abandon those people or causes! They need your prayers, and your prayers matter.
Take encouragement from what Isaiah said—I will not keep quiet.
The prophet resolutely declared that he would intercede for Jerusalem until either God answered his prayer or he had no breath left in his lungs.
We need to do the same.
Your prayers matter. God isn’t ignoring you. Some strongholds take years to come down and some answers take decades for God to send. But strongholds do come down and answers do come. So keep praying!
Your prayers matter. Have you considered that the answer to your prayer is slow to come because you stopped praying for it? God moves when we pray, and he doesn’t move when we don’t pray.
Your prayers matter. Draw a line in the sand and tell God that you will be unceasing in your requests to him.
Lord God, help us to be relentless in our intercessions to you, and you please be relentless in our answers to us. In Jesus name . . . .
© 2014 Will Davis Jr. Originally posted at WDJ’s blog.