Tag Archives: persistent prayer

The Meaning of Intercession – From Abraham

 Abraham was one of the first great intercessors.  When God told him that He was going to destroy the city of Sodom, Abraham immediately became concerned for his cousin Lot, and for any others who were righteous in the city. … Continue reading

Posted in Intercession -- Parts 1-3 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Meaning of Intercession — From Luke 11:5-13

According to Peter Wagner’s study, from his book Prayer Shield, “Intercession is derived from the Latin inter, meaning ‘between’ and cedere, meaning ‘to go’.”1  We may conclude then that intercession means to go between or to stand in the gap … Continue reading

Posted in Intercession -- Parts 1-3, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Importunity in Prayer–From Two Biblical Stories

  Generally speaking importune prayer is persistent prayer and demanding prayer. Read these two biblical stories and then please check out my brief findings.   The healing of a Canaanite woman’s daughter—Matthew 15:21-28   Then Jesus went out from there and … Continue reading

Posted in Importune Prayer | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is Importune Prayer? 6 Answers

  True prayer is prayer with importunity.  The word “importunity” is a King James word used in Luke 11:8.  It is translated now in most other versions as “persistence,” however I think importunity is really a fuller and better word.  Well, here in five points, is … Continue reading

Posted in Importune Prayer, Part 3, Principles of Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts, Zenith of Prayer | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

8 Teachings of Jesus on Prayer — Teaching #3

Jesus taught that prayer must be with expectation—expecting the best from God (from Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:8-13; Luke 18:6-8).  When you read these passages you will see that the emphasis of Jesus’ teaching on prayer is not entirely on the … Continue reading

Posted in Jesus' Teachings, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

8 Teachings of Jesus on Prayer – Teaching #2

    Jesus taught that prayer must be with persistence—not losing heart (from Matthew 7:7-8, Luke 11:5-10, and Luke 18:1-8)   Jesus taught this lesson of persistence in prayer from two different stories, on two different occasions.  One of His … Continue reading

Posted in Jesus' Teachings, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment