PERSISTENCE adjective: never-ceasing
Do you ever find yourself praying the same thing over and over, and thinking that I need to change it up, because you know what they say “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity”? Well, I do. I am, however, comforted by the fact that God sees what’s in my heart, and that the Holy Spirit intercedes for me.
Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
God does want us to be persistent in our prayers, and there are several instances in the Bible where people prayed for the same things over and over again. Even Jesus prayed three times regarding the cross. Matthew 26:44
When we bring our requests to God, we honor Him. We reveal the desires of our hearts, and we admit that only He can meet them.
I’m going to continue to pray that if it be God’s will, that He heal Ryan completely here on earth, and trust that the Holy Spirit is changing my words a bit so God doesn’t get annoyed with my repetition…