Thursday, June 19, 2008

prayer

We recently came across a cool parable that Jesus gave from the book of Luke about prayer.


Suppose you went to a friend's house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him, 'A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing for him to eat.' And suppose he calls out from his bedroom, 'Don't bother me. The door is locked for the night, and my family and I are in bed. I can't help you.' But I tell you this - though he won't do it for friendship's sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.

And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. (Luke 11: 5-10 NLT)

It had been awhile since we'd read this passage, and it made its way back around at just the right time. The way the New Living Translation uses the words "shameless persistence" and "keep on asking" has given us encouragement in the last week to not let up. We've had renewed fervor to keep on "badgering" God to heal our son. (and as always, we greatly appeciate your prayers as well.)


3 comments:

LaMonica said...

I haven't stopped praying! Stay encouraged!

Kangarola said...

I say a prayer for you and the sanity of my future husband every day! I have such a peaceful feeling about Jacob. He's already an amazing baby to me.

All my love,
Kris

Ryan and Heather said...

We are still praying for little Jacob and you guys. Did you know that Jake and Kim's nephew was diagnosed with hydrocephalus? That was over 3 years ago, and Nathan is an extremely healthy and very smart little boy! He had a shunt and that spot is totally healed. Hope that offers you some encouragement. Continue hanging in there, and we will continue praying for the very best!