Friday, September 22, 2017

Are You a Prayer Hare or a Prayer Tortoise?

Everybody knows the old story about the race between the Tortoise and the Hare. It’s a good story with an even better moral – keep on going because persistence pays off.

Unfortunately, the story of the Tortoise and the Hare can be applied to the prayer lives of all too many Christians, in a negative way. We talk a lot about prayer. We offer to pray for people at the drop of a hat. But our prayer discipline is much like the race strategy of the Hare. We start off well enough, with lots of enthusiasm, but our attention is very short-lived and our perseverance wanes quickly. To be honest, we pray about something a few times for a few minutes and that’s about it. Whatever the reason, we find it one of the most difficult spiritual disciplines to pray long and hard over a matter for an extended period of time. And yet that is exactly what Jesus tells us God the Father is looking for in a parable he told called “The Persistent Widow”.

Someone once said prayer needs to be like breathing. We’re to live in an ongoing conversation with God. Maybe one reason so many of us feel like were gasping in our relationship with God is for our lack of serious prayer on a regular basis. If you need a jumpstart in your prayer life, join us for one of our weekend services and start breathing easier!

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.