It was so exciting to hear that the short film ‘The Silent Child’ won an Oscar award yesterday. For over a hundred years the Deaf community have tried to explain the world the importance of sign language for every Deaf child, a way to good education and career prospects.
But making the film and finding the money to do this has not been easy. I am sure the filmmakers really thought it was worth it…. but they kept going and they persisted. They cannot believe that they have won an Oscar for all their hard work.
Today we are asked to be persistent… to keep going and not give up, especially in our prayers. Giving time in our prayers to pray for people is being generous with our love and time. See what you can do today.
Act 18: Persist
You’ve been praying. Hard. But you’re tempted to give up. Instead, push in. Rally yourself to pray gutsy prayers. What if today’s the day when your sixth lap of Jericho turns into a seventh, and the walls come down?
Choose how you’ll complete today’s act:
Know anyone who’s been persistent in prayer? Let them know you’re praying with them, especially, this week.
Be willing to share disappointments – maybe an unanswered prayer, or a personal failure. Can you share your story with someone currently journeying through disappointment?
Is there something your church community cares passionately about – justice, the poor, a neighbourhood no one’s reaching – but isn’t doing anything for, yet? Be the catalyst. Set up a prayer meeting, or a prayer WhatsApp group.
“Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”
(James 5:17–18 NIV)
Find out more from https://40acts.org.uk/act-18-persist/