Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pray 'Till it Hurts

Please bare with me as I am still working out the kinks with my blogging. I am trying to do this one on my Blackberry, so I hope it goes through.

Last night at church we continued our series of lessons on prayer. One of the items we discussed was the idea of "praying through" and what that really meant. Many people contributed very helpful responses. Some chose to look at it as praying past ourselves; or in otherwords getting past our lack of belief, selfishness, lack of discipline, and willful nature. Others viewed it as praying until you receive what you need from God or praying until you get victory. Still others saw it as praying until you know you are in a place of true communion with God.

Whatever the perspective, the basic idea is the same - praying to a point of impactful communication with God. This may be hard - even painful. Almost everyone is willing to pray as long as it is easy and fits in with whatever else they want to do. Some are willing to pray even when it becomes difficult. A brave few are willing to pray past the point it becomes painful to the flesh. "...his sweat was as it were great drops of blood," the Bible says about Jesus praying in the garden. My question for each of you is - are you willing to pray untill it hurts? Safe travels - go in peace.

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