Luke 18:1-He told them a parable to illustrate that it is necessary always to pray and not lose heart.
Of all the things God commands us to do, being persistent in prayer proves to be the most difficult for so many people.
For whatever reason, some people find it more easier to complain than to pray. They have been tempted into convincing themselves that complaining works .
Oh what great lies and deceptive thoughts the enemy brings in his attempt to make us believe that persistent prayer to the Father is useless.
Believe it or not but PRAYER WORKS!!! Not in our time, but in God's timing.
The word “persist” means “to stand or be fixed, to continue steadfastly and firmly in the pursuit of any cause, to pursue, not receding from the purpose, not to give up or abandon.”
In our text on today in Luke 18, Jesus, in this text, exhorts His disciples to always pray and never give up when he said “men ought to always pray, and not give up and quit.".
Believe it or not, as corrupt and as chaotic as this world is in which we live, Our God, The Sovereign God, has the ultimate say so in all affairs. Why He allows certain things? He alone knows.
The widow woman in this text is proof to us that persistent prayer of faith works! The unjust judge may have had no respect for God or man, but the will of God concerning this woman was done!
The Apostle Paul prayed three times for a “thorn in the flesh” to be removed. God did not remove Paul’s thorn in the flesh, but instead He told Paul that my grace is sufficient for you.
People of God, I can only hope and pray that this day you have found yourself in a place of perseverance in persistent prayer to God our Father who promises to hear and answer our prayers of faith.