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Always pray. Don’t Lose heart ( Luke 18:1-8)

Always pray. Don’t Lose heart ( Luke 18:1-8)


Luke 18:1 says that Jesus tells a parable to His disciples to show them that they should always pray and not lose heart.

Jesus wants us to pray. Jesus hears persistent prayers. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. Don’t lose heart. Keep always praying.

Don’t be repetitive out of fear or lack of faith as if prayer is a “long shot” or a “last ditch effort.” Pray persistently believing Jesus will hear and answer. In this case, Jesus said he would hear and answer quickly with justice.

The parable shows a self-satisfying, uncaring judge that eventually gives justice to a woman who prays or pleads with him persistently. His motive is simply to reduce his own irritation. If a godless judge will hear and bring justice, even for a wrong motive, how much more will God hear and answer, and bring justice to those He has chosen and loves.

I hope and pray that the new prayer webpage at and other Idlewild prayer media and ministries will serve to inform, equip and motivate you to pray all kinds of prayers, and that you will encounter the Holy Spirit in your prayers and see the hand of God at work around you.

Greg Murphy – Minister, Family Care