Luke 11:9 (persistent prayer)

09 Oct Luke 11:9 (persistent prayer)

* Welcome God every morning before your work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith ( All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Luke 11:9

Living Faith snippets: “Jesus urges us to be persistent and unashamed as we keep on asking, keep on seeking, keep on knocking. Let us commit ourselves to be faithful to pray as Jesus invites us: unceasingly, undeterred by seeming silence and unshaken in the hope of God’s promise.” by Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, I.H.M.

Rich’s comments: Persistence must be an important aspect of prayer, since it is stressed so much in scriptures. How often have we prayed for things in the past and then became discouraged (lost faith), because we believed that our prayers were not heard and not answered? We may not get the answer we want immediately, but we must keep asking and keep believing (remain faithful). God will answer in His time. Persistence in prayer does not mean, however, that we will receive the answers that we want, but we will receive the answers that God graciously determines that we need.

40 Days for Life campaign (24 Sep to 2 Nov): Campaigns in 179 cities in 47 states (24/7 for 40 days). Please sign up to pray an hour in front your local abortion mill.
* Updates from the national director, David Bereit, at

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Our Prayers: Abortion’s end, chastity, our enemies, our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, dementia, cancer cure, prisoners, leaders integrity, loss of loved ones, lack of faith* Wed night is designated “pray with your family night” (Rosary, Bible reading, etc)…the family that prays together (even if geographically separate), stays together.

Feast Day: St. Denis and Companions and St. John Leonardi (click saints to read more)

Faith Quote: “I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.” – Mother Teresa

Through Christ Our Lord,


“persevere in prayer” – Romans 12:12

* Today’s Bible readings at Reflection on readings at
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.’
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might lie as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Prayer to End Abortion.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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