I keep asking…(Ephesians 1:17)
That word “Keep” caught my eye this morning.
I was all set to talk about the What Paul prayed, and the Why Paul prayed.
I almost missed the How.
Paul kept praying. He didn’t throw the occasional “Hey, God, please take care of my friends” up to the sky. He was persistent, because these people mattered to him.
I ask myself, “Am I that consistent?”
And, well, you probably know the answer.
Now, for those of you among the Beloved who are OCDish–and you know who you are–be careful here. This is not a call to 24/7/365 intense, ignore-everything–and–pray-till-your-brain-explodes-then-feel-guilty-because-you-stopped-praying-to-clean-up-the-mess kind of prayer. You may wanna just close your eyes, take a deep breath, and remember that God adores you. This is a reminder for the rest of us–those who are more ADD than OCD–to keep asking. Be like the widow of Luke 18, who kept asking until she received what she asked for. Be like Dory, only with prayer, and without the amnesia.
Yeah, no–just be like the widow.
Happy Wednesday, Beloved.