PRAY WITHOUT CEASINGPaul Dhinakaran

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.    (James 5:16)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved, God shall certainly hear your prayers and answer them. The Bible exhorts us, “Pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). Hence, continue to pray till you receive the answers.

Lord Jesus took His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane and said to them: "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me" (Matthew 26:38). But “He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow” (Luke 22:45).

My father had a cardiac arrest and was given surgical treatment. Afterwards, in extreme weakness and unbearable pain, he became bed-ridden. He spent sleepless nights. Our hearts were broken. We feared if he would have to suffer thus all his life. Every day we cried, “O Lord! Why this pain? Why this agony?”

The Lord would send someone every day. They would pray and comfort us saying, “We are fasting and praying for you. God will restore him to health! Grieve not!” We began giving thanks to the Lord every day. Gradually, my father’s hands and legs began functioning. After 70 sleepless days, he began sleeping a few hours. The Lord gave him fresh strength and confidence. He set him back again in the ministry and filled us with joy.

Yes beloved! Be unwearied in prayer. The Almighty God will never forsake you. Did He forsake Lord Jesus? No! When His mission on earth was over, the Holy Spirit revived His dead body (Romans 8:11). Now He sits in splendor on the right hand of His Father as the King of kings. If only we cling to Him, He will revive us and exalt us.

The Bible says, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). When you pray for others, you will receive two-fold blessing. When you pray in faith, miracles shall happen. Therefore, pray for others and be blessed.

Prayer:

Loving Lord Jesus,

You are near to those who earnestly call upon You. I call upon your name for help. Give me the grace to pray unceasingly until I see the miracles. Help me to remember the benefits You have bestowed upon me and thank You for them. Give me the grace to pray for others that I may receive two-fold blessing. Let my prayer of faith bring answers from Your presence.

In Your matchless name I pray.

Amen.
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