January 11 Petition Mission

“Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Mt 17:20).

Burma’s intrepid pioneer missionary, Adoniram Judson (1788–1850), wrote: “‘Nothing is impossible to industry,’ said one of the seven sages of Greece. Let us change the word industry for persevering prayer, and the motto will be more Christian and more worthy of universal adoption.…God loves importunate prayer so much He will not give us much blessing without it. And the reason that He loves such prayer is that He loves us and knows that it is a necessary preparation for our receiving the richest blessings which He is waiting and longing to bestow. I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything but it came at some time—no matter how distant a day, somehow in some shape, probably the last I would have devised, it came.”

The possible we can do; so pray for the impossible.