Perseverence in Prayer
Father, the course that You have set before me is clear. You have called me into this prayer group to respond to the many prayer requests we receive from those who need agreement or who don’t know how to pray for themselves.
Lord, You are the Vinedresser, Jesus is the Vine, and I am the branch. I remain in Him and He remains in me, and my prayers bear much fruit; apart from Him, I can do nothing.
Father, at times I am tempted to grow weary and overburdened with the pain and heartache of others. Help me to remember that Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28 NIV). I take His yoke upon me and learn from Him, for He is gentle and humble in heart, and I will find rest for my soul. His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
Lord, Jesus said that I ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, or give up). I am earnest and unwearied and steadfast in my prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent [in my praying with thanksgiving].
Therefore, since I am surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, I throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and I run with perseverance the race marked out for me. I fix my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of my faith, Who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of Your throne. I consider Him Who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that I will not grow weary and lose heart during times of intercession.
In His name I pray, amen.
John 15:1-7 AMP Colossians 4:2 AMP
Matthew 11:29,30 NIV Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV
Luke 18:1 AMP
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