PERSISTENTLY PRAY FOR THE NEEDS OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. We know this as the Lord’s Prayer. In Luke 11:8-10, He added a parable about persistent prayer. One of the things we are encouraged to do when we have a friend in need is to go to the one who has the resources to meet that need. For the next seven days and beyond we encourage you to persistently pray for someone who has a great need.
Luke 11:5-9 New American Standard Bible 1995
Then He said to them, “[a]Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and from inside he answers and says, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children [b]and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his [c]persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
(For the next seven days pray specifically for the physical need of your friend.)