Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 18, 1-8
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? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Prayer is powerful
1.Prayer. You are not aware that prayer is very strong and that it can work for you! It is a very important aspect of our life that we usually neglect or avoid. Remember, prayers can lead to the breaking of boundaries in our life. It can give us security and encouragement but also clarity. Do not get discouraged. Prayer is important to achieve what you believe is impossible to accomplish!
2.The widow. Through this parable we see the values of humility and perseverance, two key elements that we must cultivate in our lives. We are not constant in prayer nor in the pursuit of what must be done. Please remember humility and prayer are the pillars of holiness.
3.The judge. Prayer can help soften tough hearts. Do not be afraid of asking, praying, and persevering. Fight for what your heart tells you with clarity and do not let anyone stifle the plans God has for you. Do not be afraid, prayer changes everything in life.
God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Always remember, Heaven is our goal.