Once a month I write a letter to the wonderful Prayer for Prodigals community I am part of. Often those letters, though specific to those who love a prodigal, apply to any or all of us in the challenging circumstances of life. Today we consider an invitation to linger.
Dear Lover of Prodigals,
“I have a regular phone call with a group of young believers,” the professor from a South Asian nation explained. “These new followers of Jesus need to learn to linger in prayer.”
I was struck by the word “linger.”
My husband and I spent a recent morning at the Bridges Vision Conference at Daytona. More than 1000 international students gathered to explore the person of Christ and their relationship to Him. Some were long-time believers, many were recent followers of Jesus and quite a few hadn’t entered such a relationship with Christ.
Steve and I had the privilege of sharing how God had worked in our lives with several groups of students—a special opportunity. We are grateful.
For me, though, the idea “to linger in prayer” lingered in my mind.
For much of my life, I didn’t linger much.Continue Reading