Good morning Church family
Today as I was reading Luke 18, the first verse jumped out of me: “Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart…
Let’s read further….saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.’ ” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge *said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:1-8
Did you notice “at all times,” prayer should be something we do as often as we can. “Ought” means something that is binding, necessary and proper. Any faith life must include prayer in God’s eyes. Can I challenge you to start with this: before you and whoever is at home with you leave to start the day, pray together and then at night before you go to bed do the same. Make it a routine!