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Pastor's Monthly Message: Why 40 Days of Prayer?
Why pray for 40 days from February 22 – April 2? Almost no one I know objects to praying, and yet few of us pray as consistently and faithfully as we should. The New Testament writer, Luke, reminds us on a number of occasions of both the importance and the difficulty of persevering in prayer in his 2-volume work of Luke-Acts. In Luke 11, after teaching his disciples what we call “the Lord’s Prayer,” Jesus tells the story of a man who comes asking for three loaves of bread for a friend who arrives at midnight. Not surprisingly, the neighbor is not very eager to help since he’s already tucked himself and his children in bed for the night. Jesus says in Luke 11:8, I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence (persistence) he will rise and give him whatever he needs. A few chapters later in Luke 18:1, we read, And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
Verse of the Month
Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! --Psalms 105:1 ESV