Jerry Iamurri
Jerry Iamurri

Persistent in Prayer


July 2023

“This is my aunt,” said the young woman motioning to the (also young) woman sitting next to her. “We’re serving the Lord together now.”

The camp director told me that this was a miracle. About ten years ago, the niece was a camper being discipled by an InFaith missionary camp director.

The girl (then eleven years old) had a burden on her heart for her aunt’s salvation. Her aunt was far from the Lord at that time. Struggling with a difficult family life marked by substance abuse, false religion and sexual identity issues, her aunt was lost and seemed to be going further from the Lord all the time.

But the young girl wrote a prayer in her Bible asking God to save her aunt.

The girl prayed, the staff prayed, and these prayers continued for years and years until one day the girl’s aunt gave her heart to Jesus and was delivered from her sin and the spiritual bondage to which she became so accustomed.

Now, the two of them shine with the joy of the Lord, serve in their local church and share the gospel with other young women who need to know Jesus Christ.

Like InFaith missionaries, these two seek out the least, the last and the lost. Amazing that it all started when the Lord used an eleven-year-old girl who was steadfast and persistent in prayer.

Who do you pray for? What do they need from the Lord? Healing? Salvation? Be persistent in prayer and never give up because the Lord is able to do more than we can ask or imagine.

James 5:16 tells us, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.