Reflection on Luke 18:1-8



“Will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?”


Jesus tells His disciples a parable to illustrate that they should always pray and never give up.

He tells about a corrupt judge who didn’t care about other people or God. A widow keeps coming to him to plead for justice.

For some time the judge refuses her, but he grows tired of her persistent requests and in the end he gives in to her, just to get her off his back.

If an unjust judge is like that, how much more will God answer the prayers of those who call out to Him day and night? He will see that they get justice.


We live in a world where everything is instant. Waiting is something we find hard to do. At times a four minute microwave meal seems too slow.

When we pray and our prayers seem to go unanswered, we should not give up. God answers faithful persistence. But His answers come in His time not ours.

Jesus here tells us to pray and keep on praying, believing that God is working on answers to out prayers.


Lord please help me in the battle of prayer to keep on trusting that you will answer. Amen.


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