Are We Shameless and Persistent In Our Praying For The Lost?

“I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs. Luke 11:8.

shameless audacity

Persistence, anaidela, Strong’s #335; a recklessness, audacity, shamelessness, persistence, one who knows no restraint in prayer on behalf of the lost. An example for us as believers to follow.

Jesus teaches persistence (importunity, over boldness, shamelessness) in prayer along with a sense of urgency. He is not suggesting that we must overcome God’s reluctance to respond to our requests, but that we must be earnest and wholehearted in prayer. The persistence is necessary for our benefit, not for God’s.

It seems to me that where faith for the salvation of the lost is concerned, there is much unbelief at work in the church. Are we serving the purpose of God in our generation as King David did in Acts 13:36? Are we penetrating the veil of darkness over this world?

The Bible tells us, “The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God ” (2 Cor. 4:4). Persistent, shameless, intercession for the lost in prayer is the only answer. Let’s pierce the veil of darkness with the glorious light of the gospel of Christ Jesus.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 04:22:15

    I so agree, Manny. We need to be in persistent prayer for the lost.

    In answer to your question about King David in the book of Acts, the obvious answer is “no.” The “Church” has failed in this area. We need to get back on our knees where we belong.

    God’s blessings my friend…


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