...So don’t you think God will surely give justice to His chosen people who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? I tell you, He will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will He find on the earth who have faith?” LUKE 18:7-8
In the New Testament, the words “perseverance,” “endurance,” and “patience” are often interchangeable. All three speak of being faithful in your God-given assignments under pressure without quitting. The word patience means more than not getting annoyed by someone or waiting for a long time with a good attitude. We must faithfully persevere for years and decades without quitting in our pursuit of the deep things of God’s heart even though we may not see tangible fruit or impact. It takes the power of God to give us the endurance, perseverance, and patience to keep us from quitting or drawing back.
Pray for believers to be persistent and unrelenting in prayer, to persevere in trusting God and to not lose hope even amidst trial and opposition. Pray for God to give campus ministry leaders endurance to faithfully persevere in their pursuit of intimacy with God even in the difficult and dry seasons.