Enablement for Persistent Prayer
Luke 11:13 (NKJV) If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Jesus continues the theme of persistence in prayer by encouraging us to ask, seek and knock.
We’re admonished to ask (supplication, make our plea/request), seek (discover in the Word the basis for His revealing/meeting the request) and knock (be persistent, continued, undeterred prayer). In that setting the Holy Spirit will also be not only a Comforter but an Enabler in our prayer life.
This verse reveals the enabling power of the Holy Spirit will sustain and enable us to ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking and to knock and keep on knocking. Fleshly endeavors to have persistent prayer will fall short resulting in frustration, discouragement and weary.
The Spirit enables us to pray with authority and power and persistence. When we know what the Word says we’re entitled to as saints of God, we make that request and we remain persistent until the answer comes. This isn’t prayer of vain repetitions, rather this is a bold stance on the basis of the Word pressing on in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is one of many “good gifts” available for each us that our prayers tenaciously grasp to His promises and provisions. In fact the Holy Spirit will prayer through you when your native language is totally inadequate.
He’s a giver, a good gift giver – receive His Enabler for Persistence!
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