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Fervent prayer, part 4…

 And He spake a parable unto them to this purport that it is necessary, that men ought on all occasions to pray, and not to give up; (Companion Bible)

This is a good translation. Following a word study, I like the phrase, “to this purport that it is necessary…to pray on all occasions.” “Purport” means, “intention.” One intends to pray on any and all occasions. Last time our Colorado kids were home, Robert was grilling out for us and fell off the porch with a loud “hummpf” sound as it knocked the breath out of him. Joy’s eyes filled with tears immediately and I took her hand and began praying aloud. I don’t know if anyone even noticed us because of the confusion. It just came “naturally” to immediately pray upon this occasion during the chaos of the moment. But the purpose of this parable is in the last phrase – “not give up.”

Faint” is the KJV word that means “to loose, release, to relax, to enfeeble.”The Concordant Literal Version uses “become despondent” as its translation and I like this one best, as I am most likely to become despondent. I have done this lately – despondent – thinking there was something too hard for God to do! Or, that there was something He would not do and I would have to endure with no hope. I had given up asking, seeking, and knocking about this particular matter. And, I had plenty of reasons for giving up! 50 years – wasn’t that enough. That’s half a century, don’t ya’ know!

That word for “pray” is always used as prayer to God – it is restricted to prayer offered to God, having regard to the power of Him Who is invoked and giving prominence to personal devotion.

HE IS ABLE – I PRAY IN THE ATTITUDE OF WORSHIP – AT ALL TIMES AND OCCASIONS – OVER AND OVER AND OVER – NEVER GIVING UP FAITH!

The prayer of the woman in this parable just has one request – “revenge me of my enemy.” Luk 18:7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

Luk 18:8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find FAITH on the earth?

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June 12, 2011 - Posted by | Fervent prayer

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