The Prayer You No Longer Pray

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“But the angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John’” (Luke 1:13, ESV).

Let’s think about this for a moment. Just six verses earlier, we learn that Zechariah and Elizabeth are both “advanced in years” (v. 7). They are elderly. White hair frames their wizened faces and their steps are slow and measured. The age when childbearing naturally happens has long ago come and gone for them. It has left them, painfully, without any children. So, would this old man (as he called himself in the conversation with Gabriel) have been praying, still, for a son?

Probably not. For years, no doubt they Continue reading The Prayer You No Longer Pray