I Kings 18: 42-43 ” So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Mt. Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. ‘Go and look towards the sea,’ he told his servant. And he went up and looked. ‘There is nothing there,’ he said. Seven times Elijah said, ‘Go back.’ “

This is a wonderful example of persistent prayer.  The kind of determined, tenacious, even stubborn prayer where we refuse to get out of the Lord’s face until He does something.  In Luke 18: 1-8, Jesus tells the parable about the widow looking for justice who wore the judge down with her persistence.  At the end of this story He instructs His disciples to have the same kind of unabashed audacity in prayer … to not give up.

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