OVERVIEW: Jesus shares parables on prayer and spiritual growth. “Trouble and perplexity should drive us to prayer, for it is persistent and believing prayer that drives trouble and perplexity away.” (K. Brooks, Summarized Bible, p.26)
BIG IDEA: Don’t worry about it. Pray about it.
KEY VERSE: Luke 18:1
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Persisting in prayer is a sign of your faith. Make your requests known to me throughout your day as you live your life in me. I may not answer when or how you want, but do not give up. Let me build your character. Let me change your perspective. Let me teach you about prayer. Let me keep you dependent on me. Let me come through for you in the right way, at the right time.
Prayer is your gift. Make your life a prayer by talking with me all day. I am always with you. There are no limits. Don’t try to impress me or others with endless, grueling prayer sessions. Instead, bring everything to me all the time, whatever is on your heart and mind. I love you and want to hear from you. Even now. What’s on your heart and mind? I also want to reply, so take the time to listen. Be still before me.
Unplug while you travel today. Talk with God about what you’re thankful for, your concerns, your hopes and dreams, and the goodness in your life.