Paul N. F. (6 Feb 2012)
"JESUS STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSISTENT PRAYER"


"JESUS STRESSES  THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSISTENT PRAYER"

LUKE 18:1-8

     One day Jesus told his disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant prayer
and to show them that they must keep praying until the answer comes.

 
"There was a city judge," he said, "a very godless man who had great contempt for
 everyone.

    A widow of that city came to him frequently to appeal for justice against a man who
had harmed her.

  
The judge ignored her for a while, but eventually she got on his nerves. "'I fear neither
God nor man,' he said to himself, 'but this woman bothers me. I'm going to see that she
gets justice, for she is wearing me out with her constant coming!'"


    Then the Lord said,
"If even an evil judge can be worn down like that, don't you think
that God will surely give justice to his people who plead with him day and night?


  
Yes! He will answer them quickly!  But the question is: When I, the Messiah, return,
how many will I find who have faith (and are praying)?"


     Yours in Christ,
     Paul N. F.