Perseverance In Prayer : Mark 8:25 (KJV)

prayer is the key but faith unlocks the door

After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. Mark 8:25 (KJV) (Mark 8:22-25).

Many of us request things from God and then look at our circumstances to see if God answered our prayers. That is walking by sight and not by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7).

If we can’t "see" God's answer, then we pray again asking for the same thing.

This is not the way Jesus taught us to pray and receive (Mark 11:22-24), and we can be certain that Jesus didn't lay hands on this man a second time because He thought His Father hadn't heard Him the first time. Since the man received partial sight, it is evident that God's healing power was at work in him. He simply gave him another “dose" of the anointing power of God.

We only need to petition God once for a need and then believe that we receive (Mark 11:24). However, we can and should continue to pray until we receive our manifestation, just as Jesus did with this blind man. There is more to prayer than simply asking God for things.

We should continue to resist the devil's hindrances by praying the prayer of agreement (Mathew 18:19), the prayer of praise (Psalm 8:2; Matthew 21:16), the prayer of intercession (1 Timothy 2:1), the prayer of binding and loosing (Mathew 18:18), by the laying on of hands.

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