???????????????????????????????????????????????????????Scripture   Luke 18:1-7

 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’

For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.'”

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them?”

 

Prayer

Dear Lord,

You hear our every petition, our every gratitude, our every hope, our every sorrow.  Give us the faith to come to you in prayer with the perseverance of that widow so that our lives become fully aligned with your hopes for our hours, your dreams for our days, your yearnings for our years.  And therein may we find peace.

Amen

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