And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ ESV
I have spoken about Prayers before,of the inability to do so. Of the trust we place in the Word which speaks of persistence. Trust,hope.
6 rdo not be anxious about anything, sbut in everything by prayer and supplication twith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And uthe peace of God, vwhich surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4.6-7 Esv
Firstly, I have the story,rather the parable of the Widow and the unjust Judge. It was a reading chosen only a couple of weeks ago.
The UJJ. Constantly pestered by the Widow for justice against her adversary. ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’” Eventually the Judge did the right thing by the Widow and granted her request
This Parable teaches persistence. God will always answer prayer. When we bang at the doors of heaven, or whisper into the wind, God answers our prayers. God. The Just JUDGE.
From my teens I have found comfort..
In the verse of 6-7 in Philippians 4. To tame our anxiety,never allowing anything to usurp our peace.
PRAYER, SUPPLICATION, THANKSGIVING.
To supplicate, just as did the Widow,and to give thanks for needs as yet ungiven.
Where 1 or 2 are gathered together Jesus is there with us. When we are alone, the Spirit is within.