Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!'” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:1-8 (NIV)
Keep On Praying
Don’t do that. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Don’t lose heart. I’m not sure what you are talking about. Can you be more specific? Keep on praying. Keep on asking. Keep on coming before me. Persistently with day and night consistency keep on making your needs known to me. Why is that? I will hear and answer your prayers. I will supply what you need. There is something that you must know about me. What’s that? I am both the giver and granter of prayers. What does that mean? Do you think that your prayers originate with you? Are you the author of your prayers? I have never thought of that question before. Do you have an answer now? I doubt that many of my prayers originate with me. I am surely not the author of my prayers. I would say that many if not most and maybe all of my prayers have come from you. How does that thought change your thoughts about prayer? You want me to pray. You want me to come to you. You want me to enter into your presence. You want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You want me to walk and talk with you moment by moment and day and night throughout my entire life. There is no matter that is too small or too large to become a subject of prayer. That’s right. Will you keep on coming to me? Will you never give up? Will you live in an intimate relationship with me? Will you keep on consistently and persistently praying the prayers I will give you to pray? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I will keep on praying. I will keep on crying out to you. I will keep on making my needs known to you. Day and night, I will keep on coming before you. I won’t quit. I won’t lose heart. I won’t give up. Thank you, that you will hear and answer my prayers. Amen
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