Blog 40 / Our High Calling

The Key to Answered Prayer Is: Don’t Quit!

“We have not stopped praying for you.” Col 1:9 NIV

Kieng grew up under the Khmer Rouge ‘killing fields’ regime in Cambodia. As a young girl she was made to work in the rice fields from dawn to dusk with little food; just two tablespoons of rice in broth. Her eldest brother disappeared never to be seen again. Her mother died of starvation. Amid the hardships her young mind longed for truth. Who made us? Where did the animals and the mango trees come from?

Kieng ended up in a refugee camp in Thailand where she heard about Jesus and got answers to her questions. She soon became a follower of Christ. In time she moved to the USA and eventually married future GRN worker Roland. Along the way she found that she had a Christian grandmother living in China who had prayed for her for twenty years! Suddenly her search for answers about life made sense. Someone had been praying for her!

God has made our prayers indispensable for the outworking of His will here on earth. This is especially true when we are concerned for someone’s salvation. Prayer plays an essential role. When people come to Christ, it often seems that someone somewhere was praying for them and that someone was persistent in prayer.

There are times when we are asked to pray for someone’s salvation, and our prayer commitment may be for a short season. But there are times when God burdens us to pray for the salvation of a family member, friend, or people group and we know we are meant to be in this for the long haul.

I heard recently that the key to answered prayer is don’t quit! How often do we give up praying for someone or something and not receive the reward of our waiting? As we look for God to answer, we should not lose heart. Hold on. Keep on praying even without seeing any visible results. While we are praying God is at work!


Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1