Pray and Keep on Praying

Just read Luke 11:5-13 again, it’s the one about the annoying man in the middle of the night, hassling his mate to get some bread.

So how long is this ask and keep on asking supposed to go for?  God challenged me to think about the things that I’ve been praying for for years and haven’t seen answered yet and one thing came to mind.

Since I began kidmin about 8 years ago my prayer has been for God’s Spirit to be poured out on our kids.  My heart is to see them worshiping God with freedom and passion.  I want to see them use the spiritual gifts that God has given them. I want them to be passionate about prayer.

I’ve seen it in the Spirit, I’ve seen it in other churches, and I’ve seen glimpses of it in our kids from time to time, a partial answer to my prayer, but we havent seen kids coming on Sunday, sitting on the edge of their seats, anxious to get into worship.  We don’t have many kids bringing their friends just because they know that an encounter with God will change their life. We are so not there yet.

If it were about strategy, saying the right things and singing the right songs then we’d be there by now.  But it’s not.  It’s about praying and praying again. Asking and asking again.

Here’s a random thought… I would have thought that if God didn’t answer my prayer after a few years that my faith for that thing would get pretty weak.  But it hasn’t.  It’s stronger then ever.  Maybe it’s because if it wasn’t a desire that God has put on my heart it would have died by now.  I know beyond a doubt that it is the will of God and that He will answer.

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