Do you have need something very much today? Then pray boldly in faith, persevering like this woman in the Bible who didn’t give up until she received healing for her daughter!
Jesus left and went to the territory near the towns of Tyre and Sidon. Suddenly a Canaanite woman from there came out shouting, “Lord and Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is full of demons.”
Jesus did not say a word. But the woman kept following along and shouting, so his disciples came up and asked him to send her away. Jesus said, “I was sent only to the people of Israel! They are like a flock of lost sheep.”
The woman came closer. Then she knelt down and begged, “Please help me, Lord!” Jesus replied, “It isn’t right to take food away from children and feed it to dogs.”
“Lord, this is true,” the woman said, “but even puppies get the crumbs that fall from their owner’s table.”
Jesus answered, “Dear woman, you really do have a lot of faith, and you will be given what you want.” At that moment her daughter was healed. Matthew 15:21-28 CEV
If the woman had given up at first, I’m sure she would not have received what she asked for.
Faith is bold – asking when you know you don’t deserve it!
Faith doesn’t give up – even when the first answer seems like a no!
Faith always looks to Jesus, being certain that he can do all things!
Dear friend, do you have a prayer request today? Jesus himself teaches us, “Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And the door will be opened for everyone who knocks.” Matthew 7:7-8 CEV
We know that you will hold back nothing from your children, from those who love you and are called according to your purposes!
Lord, we take delight in your ways and draw close to you, seeking to know your will and your ways. And as we stay close to your heart Lord, we ask boldly and in faith:
May our families and friends be born again!
May we be covered by your protection in every place and all the time!
May all our financial and physical needs be provided for!
May every relationship be restored!
May our bodies be healed!
In Jesus’ Name we pray,