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In the book "Grave Robber", Mark Batterson wrote about a man who was persistent to do something he believed in (pass a bill that would scramble porn channels). Not only did he pray about it around the Capitol seven times, he went to talk to every legislator to get his proposal added to the bill and just when he thought he was defeated, he heard God speak, "Are you doing this or Me?". (His proposal did get added!)
Mark Batterson says that our prayers don't cause miracles, but they are a catalyst.
After I read that section, I put the book down and went to prayer. I had not been praying with passion lately for the things on my heart. Pouring out prayers day and night and crying out to God -- I want to do that! The things I am praying about need urgency and passion! I don't want to be complacent. When I go to work, I work hard. When I plan an event, I plan down to every detail. I should be the same in my prayers if I believe in God and what He can do.
Lord, help me to pray with passion, to weep before you day and night, to cry out to you. Hear my prayers and respond. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Do you believe in persistent prayer?