Pray and Never Give Up

Prayer for healing, among many other needs and issues in life, may well require persistence and patience. How long until the Lord answers your prayer? Will He answer? Do you know necessarily what the answer will look like and will you be prepared for it? These are deep, searching questions when faced with depression or cancer among many other illnesses and “afflictions of the soul”. While there are times when one or a few healing and transforming prayer sessions will bring healing and wholeness that you have desired for a long time, maybe years, this is not always the case. Or you might find yourself in some seemingly impossible situation. Or maybe you are experiencing injustice or persecution – of which there is much in this world. In all cases, we rest on the goodness and grace of God even when our circumstances show otherwise. The Scriptures exhort us to persist, to wait upon him and know that He hears us. Prayer is never a spiritual technique – it is part of our deepening relationship, our friendship, with Jesus.

This message focuses on Luke 18:1-8, the parable of the “Persistent Widow” or the “Unjust Judge”. There is much to learn from this parable regarding persistence in prayer. After an exposition I develop a number of reflections on prayer, referring to other Biblical passages, that can help you to persist in your prayer life.

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Dieter is the Director of Ministry for Deeper Love Ministries, and has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches and is on the board of Deeper Love Ministries. Dieter is bi-vocational, also Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software (www.agronomix.com), a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.

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  1. Dear Dieter,

    Thank you for posting this helpful and timely message. It has motivated me to ‘get serious with prayer’ again.

    God Bless You and your ministry, Catherine (Immanuel Baptist Toronto)

    On Sun., Mar. 20, 2022, 6:41 p.m. Healing Prayer and Wholeness, wrote:

    > Dieter K Mulitze, PhD posted: ” Prayer for healing, among many other needs > and issues in life, may well require persistence and patience. How long > until the Lord answers your prayer? Will He answer? Do you know necessarily > what the answer will look like and will you be prepared for” >

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  2. Dieter, thank you for the teaching about prayer. It came at the perfect time; a gift from God.

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