Thoughts: We all struggle with losing heart in prayer sometimes.I think that we often do so because we encounter people who don’t fear God or respect people so we get discouraged. We suffer injustice so we wonder where God is. We encounter people with selfish motivations so we get cynical and cold. We question God’s character so we begin to believe that he isn’t just, he doesn’t love us and he doesn’t listen to our cries for help. We question God’s timing because we believe we could do the job better than he does. However when looking at this scripture, the question we ask is “why do we lose heart in prayer?” But the question God asks is “are we people of faith?” The importance and strength of his point in our lives comes when we ask both, “Are you a person of faith who doesn’t lose heart in prayer?”
Discussion: Do you trust God in the midst of discouragement? Are you persevering in your faith amidst suffering and hardship and injustice? Are you growing in your relationship with God as your righteous and good judge who loves you infinitely and hears every cry for help that comes from your lips? Is the Spirit of God reassuring your heart and your soul of God’s dependability even when you wonder how much more time it will take for Christ to return? How can you do these things day in and day out in your life and for those around you?
Activity: Pick an area or two from above where you feel you can improve and make it happen this week! Pick a few little things that will make a difference and put them into action.
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