Sick of Religion? Week 1: Devotional Day 6
What have you been imploring Jesus for in prayer for a long time? Pray together as a group over the needs we can get tired of sharing. Ask God for a renewed vision of his willingness to heal and answer our requests.
Have you ever implored the Lord for something? A good example is the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8. Although the judge in the parable was not righteous or just, he granted the woman’s request because of her persistence. How much more will God answer our prayers since He is willing and wants love and healing in our lives. It could be helpful look at the story of the persistent widow in your LifeGroup, and to read parts of the parable as a good example of the importance of persistence and faith.
My wife and I pray daily for our children and all of our relationships have improved over time, but we have also had many trials. Nevertheless, we continue to persistently pray. Share some of your experiences with your Lifegroup and ask others to share their experiences with imploring God. This would be good time to write down prayer requests and pray specifically for them as a group. We need to remind ourselves that: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8) and he wants to answer our prayers.