- MemberJuly 13, 2020 at 21:12
Hi Everyone, how can one differentiate between praying importune prayer on a matter, and a repetitive prayer? Just as Jesus warned us not to use vain repetitions…. Matthew 6:7.
Moreso, how can one pray importune prayer such that it does not seems the individual does not have faith his or her prayers has been answered? Just as Jesus told us in Mark 11:24. Thanks for providing clarifications on this.
- MemberJuly 15, 2020 at 17:08
Okay, I understand your point well Sir @Akingoroye Benjamin. Vain repetition while praying is what are we are being warned not to use; It is not that we should not engage in persistent, continous or importune prayers, right?
So then that leaves the second question to be answer: how can one pray an importune prayer and not seem question the faith of the believer, knowing fully well Jesus said when we pray for something, we should believe we receive the it and we shall have it. Mark 11:24
- MemberJuly 17, 2020 at 21:56
This is dicey. I’ll however explain with two bible passages. In the book of Luke 18:2-7, the woman went to the judge and asked continuously until he came through for her. In the book of Daniel Chapter 10 also, we understand that Daniel prayed for 21 days. Even though God had answered his prayer, the prince of Persia hindered the answer and this was revealed in the course of his persistence in prayer.
John 16:24 enjoins that we ask that our joy may be full. We continue to ask in faith until we receive of the Lord that which we are asking for.
Vain repetitions are more or less babblings, persistency in prayer entails praying with understanding, with a particular focus on what the request is
- MemberJuly 17, 2020 at 23:36
Hmmm….. I want to believe you lay the matter to rest ma, with the examples you cited. This is enlightening, has it out-rightly encourages us to persist in prayer, believing God had answered, until we receive our desired results.
This Daniel example you cited reminds me of Elijah’s persistence also in the place of prayer, telling his servant to go check seven times, for rain. 1 King 18:41-46. Also Hebrews 10:36, encourages us to exercise patience while asking, in other that we might receive the promise.
May God multiply His grace for more revelations on you Ma…
- MemberJuly 18, 2020 at 01:24
Amen. Thank you Sir
- MemberSeptember 7, 2020 at 09:54
Importunity speaks not necessarily about repetitiveness but more about desperation and persistence, in the place of prayer. Mt. 7:7 speaks about three levels of prayer; asking, seeking and knocking. How we knock sometimes determine how quickly the door will be opened to us.
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