Luke 18:1 – November 14, 2020

Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. Luke 18:1 NABRE           

Jesus tells a parable of a dishonest judge and a widow. In the parable the judge will not render a just decision on behalf of the widow. However she persists and persists until the judge finally capitulated. It is her persistence that forces him to change his decision and he also thought if she was willing to constantly approach the judge about the need for judgment she might be willing to do something harmful to him and so it is better to give her what she desires. Jesus declares that if this dishonest judge is willing to capitulate to the persistent widow how much more God will be willing to do for His chosen ones who cry out to Him day and night. Of course the story supports Jesus’ remark that we must pray always without growing tired and God will not be slow to answer. Paul writes in his first letter to the Thessalonians, “Pray without ceasing.” (5:17) Paul encourages us to make our entire life a prayer. As we breathe we call out to God’s name, all our actions are on behalf of God, even our eating is thanks for what God has given us. To pray without growing weary ensures we have God as our focus; God’s will, God’s plan for our lives and God’s love for others. In all we do our life should be a prayer. 

If you do everything in God’s name you are praying. There is a thought on being an example credited to Francis of Assisi that declares, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary use words.” Our life should be a witness to God and our witness can be interpreted as prayer. Praying without tiring is living a life dedicated to God’s message, bringing joy to others and glorifying God.

How can you live your life prayerfully? What do you think pray is for you?

Our life should be a witness to God and our witness can be interpreted as prayer. Praying without tiring is living a life dedicated to God's message, bringing joy to others and glorifying God. Click To Tweet

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