Daily Devotional Luke 18:1-5 – How often does God want me to pray? – Online Bible Study – Bible Study in easy English – Day 337

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!” (Luke 18:1-5)

Every minute of a family vacation is a treasure. Sleeping arrangements are difficult for a family of five. Two queens don’t work. A room change is sometimes required. Once at a resort they put us into a condo not close to the beach where the family area was. The kids were a bother to the adults in the pool area, so once again I asked for a room change. Hotels are notorious for sending fruit baskets when you’re not satisfied, so from that time on my family makes fun of me for wanting a fruit basket any time I’m persistent. 

This Scripture is about persistence in prayer. This widow was likely poor and cheated out of money since she was so persistent. The judge is a Roman non-Christian who doesn’t care about this widow. He cares about himself and the bribes he receives on a daily basis. The woman is a thorn in his side. He doesn’t want to admit he’s giving into her because he wants her to go away, so he tells himself she will attack him if he doesn’t give her justice.

Before I knew much about God, I prayed once for each situation because I thought that was showing faith. Now I know to pray every day about situations that are important to me, my family, my dreams, and the changes I want God to help me make in myself. God outright tells us to pray without ceasing (1Thessolonians 5:18). Throughout the day I’ll pray, show me who needs Your love, bring readers to my website that need to hear Your message, help me write my novel so it will benefit many, set up people to help me and prepare finances for the curriculum and school you want me to start, keep the enemy out of my life, prepare my body for less food and my brain not to tell me I need more, plus I will pray for the needs of my family. It only takes a few seconds to say a one-sentence prayer. When you think an unwanted thought, let it remind you to pray.

Dearest Father in Heaven, remind me to pray persistently for myself, my family, my dreams, your will, and keeping the enemy out of my life. I know you want a more personal relationship with me that requires persistence. Help me remember you created me to have a relationship with you. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Daily Devotional Luke 18:1-5 – How often does God want me to pray? – Online Bible Study – Bible Study in easy English – Day 337

4 thoughts on “Daily Devotional Luke 18:1-5 – How often does God want me to pray? – Online Bible Study – Bible Study in easy English – Day 337

  1. There are so many things to pray for these days. For me it is easier to do mini prayers throughout the day. As I think about things, I pray for them. I am not as consistent as I want to be, so I have work to do on this. In addition to the things that you mention you pray about, I frequently add in friends and family with an illness, people who need help with addictions and live on the streets, our country.

    1. There are so many things to pray for. Most of this week I have spent praying for the family of the groom of the wedding Sammy was in last weekend. The groom’s brother and Best Man (also a good friend of Sammy’s) committed suicide this past week. It is so sad, and I can’t imagine the grief his family has been going through at a time that should be happy.

  2. This is so incredibly sad. When I read this last night I prayed for his family and will again today. If you have mental health issues, get help!!

    1. Thank you. I know Drew’s family will appreciate your prayers. Thank you for being an advocate for mental health.

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