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Never Stop Praying
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18:1)
I am glad to hear concerning the interchurch prayer meeting held at House of Prayer last week. Apart from the encouraging attendance where more than 700 came together to pray, the atmosphere and unity of prayer for the church, society and nation were felt by all who attended.
Our Lord Jesus reminded us to always pray and not give up. To see changes in our family, church or nation is possible but never easy. We are constantly reminded that our archenemy the devil always resists the work of God. I Thessalonians 2:18 gave us a glimpse of the reality of spiritual warfare when Paul wrote, “For we wanted to come to you---certainly I, Paul, did, again and again---but Satan blocked our way.” Therefore, the parable of the persistent friend and the persistent widow is an example Jesus gave to encourage us to continually pray.
I believe all of us desire to see a better and stronger Malaysia - better in governance, better harmony among people, races and beliefs, better in economy and many more. To see all these a reality needs lots of hard work to rebuild, patience, trust and faith. We are agents of change - and prayer is one of our resources to see a better Malaysia. When we pray, we believe in the Lord who fights the battle for us in the heavenlies, changes the hearts of men, creates opportunities and breakthroughs.
The Lord will do His part if we do ours. One pastor highlighted the importance of prayer on our side when he said, “If we don’t, He won’t.” So let us do what we can, trusting God to do what we cannot.
- Bp John Yeo