Luke 18:1- Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
As a church we just finished a sermon series on prayer, and I hope we have learned many things. Like I mentioned in the series, it is my desire that we are not known as a church that prays but rather we are known as a praying church. We are to “persevere” in praying. The definition for “persevere” is to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty. There is little doubt that the coronavirus pandemic and the shutting down of everything that promotes social gatherings has been difficult. Many people have even expressed a sense of hopelessness, anxiety, and depression. When people are feeling these emotions, it is easy to shut down and sink deeper into despair. My friends I want to encourage you that the cure for these emotions are constant and continual prayer. When times are difficult, and you are tired and weary it is important to “persevere”. We need to persevere in pray for those affected directly and indirectly by this virus. We need to persevere in prayer for doctors, nurses, and first responders who come into contact with people infected by this virus. We also need to be in prayer for each other and even ourselves as we battle the mental health ramifications this pandemic has brought on many people. My friends, we will get through this. The best thing we can do in this situation for our land and for ourselves is to persevere in prayer. Lift all these concerns to God. Let me reassure you that God is still God and He is still in control. God will see us through and bring us out on the other side with a renewed appreciation and love for all things good. Trust in Him.
In Christ’s Love,