How Esther Petitioned the King

Esther was humble and respectful when she petitioned King Xerxes.

Here’s how she began, “If it please the king, and if I have found favor with him, and if he thinks it is right, and if I am pleasing to him . . . (Esther 8:5).”

How do you begin your prayers of petition to the King of all kings?

Habakkuk’s Prayers – 2

As a cruel and violent army marched across the world, Hezekiah prayed, “O Lord, my God, my Holy One, you who are eternal—surely you do not plan to wipe us out?

God answered,  “The Lord is in his heavenly Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him (Habakkuk 1:12; 2:20).”*

As the deadly Coronavirus marches across the world, we pray as Habakkuk did. And then we are silent, remembering, the Lord is God and He is good.

*Read all of Habakkuk’s prayer and God’s reply in Habakkuk 1:12-2:20.

How to Pray Effectively (7 of 7)

Pray with perseverance.

Though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs. And I say to you ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
(Luke 11:8-9)